The Housemaid’s Daughter
The work of a born storyteller
A compelling story…Ada’s voice by turns as lyrical and fierce as the music she plays on her beloved piano…Mutch evokes compassion for this stark and beautiful land and for the characters who strive to find their place amidst the turmoil that grips it
An exquisite debut…This is a book to be cherished, one that will grow deeper and richer with re-reading.
If you loved The Help, try The Housemaid’s Daughter...The friendship at its centre will leave your heart singing.
Without a doubt my book of the year! The storyline, the characters, the language and imagery still occupy my mind. I marvel at how you were able to enter the mind and heart of Ada and the townships.
A rich novel set in an era of political unrest, with echoes of The Help
I was struck with the grace of The Housemaid’s Daughter, not only in the characters but in the style of Mutch’s writing as well.
Powerful, moving and beautifully written
You have written a classic
The most moving book I have read since Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day
I literally couldn’t put it down – and feel I’ve said goodbye to a friend. What a beautiful, heartbreaking and wonderful story.