Sacred Country Paperback
by Rose Tremain
At the age of six, Mary Ward, the child of a poor farming family in Suffolk, has a revelation: she isn't Mary, she's a boy.
So begins Mary's heroic struggle to change gender, while around her others also strive to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/05/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099422037
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Review by Clurb
I wasn't completely taken by this one and felt the need to race through to the end so that I could get away from the annoying characters.
Review by bodachliath
A poignant tale following a group of characters as they attempt to break free of the constraints and expectations of an English rural backwater, by turns poignant, funny and beautifully observed. The central story of Mary/Martin, a boy growing up in a girl's body, is particularly moving.