The Farthing Mark

Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
A novel set in Victorian Sussex.'They talked about Hannah, and her sinful behaviour, over the washing lines and at the well, in Farley's store and behind the church. They made their plans and it was done with great secrecy.' The Farthing Mark is a story of love and deceit, hatred, malice and revenge. More

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About Bunny Mitchell

Bunny Mitchell was a dancer before becoming a mother and later had a career as a cook. She made her home in Spain and America for several years before returning to England in 1998.
She now lives in Sussex where she has grown to love the South Downs and the history of its people. Her novels encompass the folklores of the region and the colourful Sussex sayings that are in danger of dying out.
She has three published novels (The Farthing Mark and A Magpie Mourning and Blind Bargain)and her fourth,Sweet Thunder, is soon to be released
For many years Bunny Mitchell has encouraged and helped many to write their autobiographies. She founded the Bexhill Writers’ Forum in 2002 which she still runs.

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Review by: mark lockwood on Dec. 10, 2013 :
Fantastic read ! Kept me page turning till the end.
Congratulations on a great novel.
Can hardly wait to read the next one...
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Review by: Maria Crees on Nov. 18, 2013 :
I enjoyed this bittersweet story of the Victorian working class. The narrative captures the impact of powerlessness of working class women despite intelligence and motivation. The harshness and brutality of rural life as the feminine experience set against the natural beauty of the Sussex countryside.
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Review by: Tanya Freeth on Nov. 17, 2013 :
An excellent story, the characters were very detailed and the story moved along at a swift pace with no boring bits.I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen throughout the whole story.
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Review by: Ros Clayton on Nov. 11, 2013 :
This was the first novel I read by Bunny MItchell and was immediately caught up in her excellent story-telling. Living in Sussex, I found the historical detail fascinating so I looked forward to reading more from her.
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Review by: Richard Druce on Aug. 5, 2013 :
A very good read! Well written and a real page turner with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. Couldn't put it down and kept me on tenter hooks 'till the end. Thoroughly recommend!
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Review by: jrrymllr on Aug. 3, 2013 :
A very well-written book with absolutely brilliant dialogue and characterization. After reading the first few pages I knew I had to finish it, which was easy to do since it's free though it shouldn't be. The author leisurely describes what seemed to me to be a prison ten miles square with two nice people incarcerated in a beautiful country setting with people who aren't nice at all. There were one or two spots where I thought the action was slightly forced, but probably that's just me quibbling. Most of what I read, or start to read, on smashwords is unpolished. This book glitters.
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Review by: Anna Noble on Aug. 1, 2013 :
This book is great. Truly enjoyable. I kept hoping that Hannah and Seth would have a life together. A beautiful story. True love. I read it in one evening because I could not stop. Looking forward to more stories by this author.
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