The Wet Nurse's Tale

The Wet Nurse's Tale

[a Novel]

Book - 2009
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Susan Rose is no average protagonist: she's scheming, promiscuous, plump, smart, funny, tender and entirely lovable. Like many working-class women in Victorian England she was born into a world that offered very few opportunities for the poor and unlovely. But Susan is the kind of plucky heroine who seeks her fortune, and finds it - with a little help from her breasts. As a professional wet nurse, she breastfeeds the children of healthy women who can't or won't nurse their own babies. But when her own child is sold by her father, Susan embarks on a rescue mission.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009.
ISBN: 9780399155765
0399155767
Characteristics: 259 p. ; 24 cm.

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21221018293347
Sep 05, 2016

This is what I call a summer read. Quick, easy read, interesting but not a lot of substance.

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TDUPUS
Sep 28, 2012

This was a very good book. It's an interesting story and I felt like I learned something about a part of Victorian life that I'd never thought about before. I really enjoyed the short 1 - 2 page chapters that gave the reasons why Susan Rose's customers put their infants in her care.

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rupert1955
Jun 17, 2012

An easy read but so enjoyable. I could totally loose myself in the story line. Will look for more by this arthor.

ALS1031 Dec 02, 2011

I loved this book, it made me very emotional. A very good depiction of the lengths that a mother would go through to be with her child.

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LR_Seattle
Feb 06, 2011

Not a lot of depth but a quick, easy historical fiction read.

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ALS1031 Nov 08, 2011

ALS1031 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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dontbugmeimreading
Jul 25, 2012

"He looked at me very fond while he nursed and smiled up at me around my tit, which made me laugh loud. He was a flirt is what he was."

I remember my own babies doing this.

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