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That Lass O' Lowrie's
Frances Hodgson Burnett
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That Lass O' Lowrie's

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Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English- American playwright and author. She was best known for her childrenâs stories, in particular The Secret Garden (1911) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886). Her first story was published in Godeyâs Ladyâs Book in 1868. Her main writing talent was combining realistic detail of workingclass life with a romantic plot. Her first ...more
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I really liked it, but the phonetic dialect made me put it down more than once. I'm fine with a bit of canna, willna and summat, but this was over the top. I don't know if it's the era it was written in, the country, or the author, but it was almost impossible to read. That dialogue needs to be read out loud, and I just don't prefer that and/or read books in places where I can read out loud all the time. I almost added this to my books I couldn't finish in 2007 list several times, but I persever ...more
This is my first official review of anything on the internet. Frances Hodgson Burnett's first novel is a treasure.

I have already read her two most famous books: A Little Princess and also The Secret Garden. I was amazed by both books. The prose like quality of her writing swept me away. I was hooked and hoped that she had written more than just those two books.

I was thrilled to discover that she had written MANY more books! My plan is to read them all!

That Lass of O'Lowrie's is written from a C
One of Burnett's earliest novels, it seemed remarkable to me in that it makes some effort to depict the lives of female miners, which I've never seen before in a novel of the period. It has a very Cinderella-like happy ending, but it felt like the character earned it, so I didn't mind. All in all, I really enjoyed this one.
I really loved this book, although it really was vastly different from FHB's usual style and tropes. The main romance is but one of many interweaving plot threads, featuring a wide variety of characters, and fully illustrating the small mining town setting.

The multiple accents are perfectly captured by the reader of this audiobook, in addition to giving each character a distinctive voice.
Louise Culmer
This is rather like an ancestor of Catherine Cookson's novels: a spirited heroine raised in grim, impoverished surroundings ( in this case a Lancashire mining village) with a brutal, abusive father, she toils at the mine, struggles to protect those weaker than herself (she takes a fallen woman under her wing), and falls for a man somewhat above her socially. Love triumphs in the end, but only after a lot of dastardly goings on, and more suffering for our heroine. The harsh conditions in the mini ...more
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Bookplate - awarded Christmas 1889. Ward, Lock & Co., London & New York. No illustrations inside; illustrated board cover.
Though I didn't enjoy it as much as her children's literature, this was a nice story.
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Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond. She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson began to write, in order to sup ...more
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