Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mending the Past 20: Illegitimate Boy

In the novel¬†Augusta‘s Daughter by Judit Martin (2012),¬†several generations of Swedish women suffer poverty and discrimination in the last century beginning with Augusta, a poor peasant a bit younger than Maja Lisa. Was Maja Lisa’s experience giving birth in 1838 anything like the fictional Augusta’s in 1854? The story, based on the author’s research, makes […]