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Sacred Country by Rose Tremain
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Jun 28, 2010

it was amazing

This was the first Rose Tremain book I have read, and I found it utterly absorbing.

Throughout the book we follow Mary, a young girl who early on in her life, has the realisation that she is, infact, a boy, and struggle to become Martin. However, is the also the story of a large group of interlinking characters trapped by their life and upbringing in rural Suffolk.

The book for me said something about the rite of passage of finding freedom, and living your life as you need to. Everyone is born with an internal life, with dreams and desires that may conflict with the people who have raised us, and the expectations they hold. Ultimately, to avoid a life of ruin, these dreams and wishes must be listened to.

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