Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile

Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile

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If you tell a story oft enough So it become true As the nineteenth century draws towards a close, Mary Ann Sate, an elderly maidservant, sets out to write her truth. She writes of the Valleys that she loves, of the poisonous rivalry between her employer's two sons and of a terrible choice which tore her world apart. Her haunting and poignant story brings to life a period of strife and rapid social change, and evokes the struggles of those who lived in poverty and have been forgotten by history. In this fictional found memoir, novelist Alice Jolly uses the wholly original voice of Mary Ann to recreate history as seen from a woman's perspective and to give joyful, poetic voice to the silenced women of the past.

Author: Alice Jolly
Publisher: Unbound
Published: 06/08/2021
Pages: 640
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.00w x 2.00d
ISBN: 9781783528660

About the Author
Alice Jolly is a novelist and playwright. Her memoir Dead Babies and Seaside Towns won the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize. She also won the V. S. Pritchett Memorial Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature in 2014 for one of her short stories, "Ray the Rottweiler." She is also the author of three previous novels, What the Eye Doesn't See, If Only You Knew, and Between the Regions of Kindness. She has written for the Guardian, Mail on Sunday, and the Independent, and she has broadcast for Radio 4. She lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.