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Tue January 31, 2012
The Book Show #1228 - Margot Livesey
By Joe Donahue
Albany, NY – Livesey, who grew up in the Scottish Highlands where her father taught at a private school for boys, has released her seventh novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy. The book echoes some of Livesey's experiences. Gemma, orphaned young, is sent to a boarding school where she is both servant and student. As a young adult, she takes a job as an au pair on the Orkney Islands in a story that pays homage to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.