The Mistress of Nothing

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‘The Mistress of Nothing’ is based on the true story of Lady Lucie Duff Gordon and her maid, Sally Naldrett, who settled in Egypt in 1863. This extract contains the first two chapters of the novel. The novel was published in 2009; it went on to win Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Fiction that year.

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Pullinger, K., (2011) “The Mistress of Nothing”, Studies in the Maternal 3(2), p.1-12. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/sim.68

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