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The Bondmaid

The Bondmaid by Catherine Lim

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By Catherine Lim

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Set in Singapore in the fifties, the novel focuses on the story of Han. Sold as a slave into the House of Wu at the age of four, she forms a close bond with the heir of the household, but the idyllic childhood soon turns into a life of struggling against tradition and tyranny.


15 Mar 2020


Enjoyed this heartbreaking story about the life of women, and one woman in particular, in 1950's Singapore. I hadn't known about Bondmaids or the lives of the Singaporean elite before reading the novel and Catherine Lim presents it all in a very readable way with an engaging story and a fab heroine.

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