In "The Mistress of Nothing", the reader is immediately transported to the early twentieth century worlds of London and Egypt as we follow
the adventures, decisions and trials of the fictional representations of the real life Lady Lucie Duff Gordon and her maid Sally. We
witness how class and race affected societal mores and relationships in this place and time. We hope that you can join us on Thursday,
June 2 to discuss this fascinating historical fiction novel which won the prestigious Governor's General Award in Canada.
If you would like to listen to a 25 minute audio interview with the author about this book, here is the link to the Bibliofile podcast
Here is the BARD annotation:
The mistress of nothing DB 74878
Pullinger, Kate. Reading time 8 hours, 18 minutes.
Read by Emily Pike. A production of the National Library Service for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Subjects: Historical Fiction
Description: Egypt, 1860s. English maid Sally accompanies her
mistress, Lady Lucie Duff Gordon, to Egypt seeking a cure for the
lady's tuberculosis. But when Sally and local dragoman Omar secretly
fall in love, marry, and have a baby, Lady Lucie sends Sally away with
no means of support. Gov. General's Award. 2009.