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The beggar maid : stories of Flo & Rose

By: Munro, Alice

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0099458357 / 9780099458357
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Contemporary classics
20 cm 210 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: as Who do you think you are? Toronto, Ont.: Macmillan of Canada, 1978; as The beggar maid. London: Allen Lane, 1980.
'The greatest living short story writer' A. S. Byatt, Sunday Times

Born into the back streets of a small Canadian town, Rose battled incessantly with her practical and shrewd step-mother, Flo, who cowed her with tales of her own past and warnings of the dangerous world outside.

But Rose was ambitious - she won a scholarship and left for Toronto where she married Patrick.

She was his Beggar Maid, 'meek and voluptuous, with her shy white feet', and he was her knight, content to sit and adore her...


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