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The Help - fantastic book!

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justgaveup Mon 19-Oct-09 23:09:35

Just read a book from the library called The Help - it's set in Missippi (sp! lol) in 1950s and is about black servants working in white households. Is a big, thick book and a fantastic read!

just wanted to pass it on and see if anyone else had read it

seasalt Mon 19-Oct-09 23:29:02

Who is it written by?

justgaveup Tue 20-Oct-09 10:06:26

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1905490437/?tag=googhydr-21&hvadid=4784284309&ref=pd_sl_4hqyp8kwje_b

Its by Kathryn Stockett

pollywobbledoodle Tue 20-Oct-09 22:20:46

lucky you, not in our borough library....might buy off amazon

seasalt Tue 20-Oct-09 23:18:45

Sounds good, I will keep an eye out for it in the library.

deaddei Thu 22-Oct-09 21:28:32

I agree- It's wonderful. I saw it reviewed in the Times, and ordered it straightaway. Wonderful insight into the lives of black womes, but also a great story.

elkiedee Thu 29-Oct-09 14:25:57

I'm currently reading this after hearing a lot of it serialised on Woman's Hour on Radio 4. It's set in the 1960s, and it's a good read. I don't know how much insight there is there into the lives of real black women, as it's by a white writer who is trying to imagine how it might have felt to be a black maid, or one of the white women they worked for, at the time.

FuriousGeorge Thu 29-Oct-09 21:52:38

My local library have just told me that they have it waiting for me.I was 2nd on a list of 15 people waiting for a copy.I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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