The Invention of Wings (Hardback)
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The Invention of Wings (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 07/01/2014
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The No. 1 New York Times bestseller. THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd was selected as an Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick on December 10, 2013. From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimke is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimke is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept. And so, indeed, the trouble begins ...A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472212757

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When I first started reading this book, I didn't realise that it was a book about slavery, not that, that would of stopped me reading it. This book is stunning, beautiful but also shocking. Based on a true story... More

Paperback edition
21st September 2014
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This was an absolutely brilliant book that I loved from beginning to end! Based on the life of sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimké and their fight for the abolition of the slave trade in nineteenth-century America and... More

Hardback edition
26th January 2014
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“A Harrowing and Inspirational Read”

This novel is about the first two female abolitionists, suffragists and feminists in the USA, Sarah and Angelina Grimke who lived in the 1800s. The novel is written from the point of view of Sarah and a slave known as... More

Hardback edition
19th January 2014
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