Olga: A Daughter's Tale

Olga: A Daughter's Tale

Marie-Thérèse Browne / Aug 25, 2019

Olga A Daughter s Tale Olga A Daughter s Tale is a story about heritage identity and belonging It s one family s experiences of hardship discrimination and love Set in Jamaica and London between the years of and pos

  • Title: Olga: A Daughter's Tale
  • Author: Marie-Thérèse Browne
  • ISBN: 9781847530479
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Olga A Daughter s Tale is a story about heritage, identity, and belonging It s one family s experiences of hardship, discrimination and love Set in Jamaica and London between the years of 1900 and post war England, the reader is taken on a journey with one family through history and cultural change.Written with diary entries and letters, Olga A Daughter s Tale is bOlga A Daughter s Tale is a story about heritage, identity, and belonging It s one family s experiences of hardship, discrimination and love Set in Jamaica and London between the years of 1900 and post war England, the reader is taken on a journey with one family through history and cultural change.Written with diary entries and letters, Olga A Daughter s Tale is based on a true story about cruelty, revenge and jealousy inflicted on an innocent young woman and about her moral courage, dignity, resilience and, in particular, love It is the story of a remarkable woman who because of circumstances made a choice which resulted in her losing contact with her beloved family in Jamaica That is, until nearly half a century later, when her past caught up with her.

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    1. When author Marie Therese Browne sent me a mail asking if I would be interested to review her book 'Olga: A Daughter's Tale' in India, the word she used to describe the genre of her book was 'family-saga'. And that is exactly what got my bookworm spirit really excited. Marie self-published the book in 2007 for close family and friends, but it was not until the year 2010 that she thought of starting to market the book. The book is based on real events, chronicling the life of Olga, a young colour [...]


    2. What an amazing story! This book starts with Lucy Sinclair, a young wife who moves from England to Jamaica with her husband. Her sisters soon follow, and younger sister Becky soon creates a bit of a scandal by marrying a black man. Becky has 11 children, and this is where Olga's story begins. Olga is a sweet girl who always wants to be good, but she is a bit naive at times. Her family goes through their own adventures and scandals. Olga goes to England and eventually becomes stranded due to Worl [...]


    3. This was a story that drew me in, totally, and wouldn't let me put it down until I finished. And when I did finish, it made me feel sad for Olga, who was so innocent that she didn't understand that she had no need to feel shame over her rape and the subsequent birth of an illegitimate daughter; sad that I know women who are still looked down upon for these same events in their lives; yet happy for the author/daughter who finally found closure with her missing family.Olga's story of rape and the [...]


    4. Olga is a young woman living in Jamaica and is the daughter of a Jamaican man and a white woman. When she has the opportunity to study dance in England, she seizes the opportunity expecting only to stay for a few months. However, when WWII begins, she is unable to return to Jamaica and instead decides to take up nursing. During her training, she is raped by an army doctor and finds herself pregnant which forces her to give up of her idea of becoming a nurse. Olga keeps her child, but does not re [...]


    5. Olga was very happy as a child growing up in Jamaica. Her mother emigrated there after a visit with her sister. Becky fell in love and decided to stay. It wasn't an easy life but it was fulfilling. This is the story of Olga, on of Becky's 11 children. Olga loved her family very much and it was difficult for her to head off to London to go to school. Olga never dreamed that she would never set foot in her homeland again. Olga story is told through the diaries of her Aunt Lucy, her mother Becky an [...]


    6. I really should have paid closer attention to the synopsis of this. I didn't really fully realize that the entire story is told via diary and telegrams and letters. I love an occasional diary entry. I have even incorporated that feature into my own work But the entire book? That's WAY too much telling and no showing at all, a pet peeve of mine. My fault, however, for failing to read closer. I either read a different synopsis at the time of agreeing to read this or I was just too excited about th [...]


    7. This book is entirely written as diary entries. I enjoyed the book very much and it was interesting to read about how race relations were in Jamaica.


    8. Below is my FSR book review:Olga A Daughter’s Tale by Marie-Thérèse Browne (ISBN: 1847530478) is an inspirational tale that makes the reader realize that what you know isn’t always reality. Although this is just one woman’s tale, it represents one that a lot of people go through today when asked the question, “Where are you from?” How do you answer that? At times it seems there isn’t an answer even if you want to provide one. For Ms. Browne, the question grows even more complicated [...]


    9. Olga: A Daughter's Tale is the story of Carmen Browne. Written by her daughter, Marie-Therese Browne, it is gives readers the results of Marie's efforts to discovery her mother's history and whether she has any family living or not. Over the years, Marie's mother had steadfastly refused to tell her anything about her past, her family or Marie's father. And when her mother became seriously ill, Marie realized that she must begin researches on her own.She soon learns that her mother's real name wa [...]


    10. Olga -- A Daughter's Tale is a story rich with historical and cultural detail, intrigue, and family. It takes place during a very interesting time period in both Jamaica's and England's history. Besides being about family, love, and doing what it takes to get through tough circumstances, this is also a study on the character of people. There are all sorts of people represented in this novel, and it's interesting to see how their actions affect other people, whether it's a good thing or a bad thi [...]


    11. Interview with Marie-Therese Browne:suddenlybooks/201Review:4.5/5 This book is so good, I barely know where to start. Told through letters, newspaper articles, diary entries and more, Marie-Therese Browne’s family history re-telling had me wanting to know more with every turn of the page.Olga’s wish for her daughter Marie was to leave the past alone, to not ask questions about where they came from, and who her father was. I can’t imagine how hard it must have been for Marie to ignore her m [...]


    12. 'A kind, naive and gentle girl, Olga came to London from Jamaica in 1939 to live with her malevolent, alcoholic aunt and intending to stay only six months. But world events, personal tragedy and malicious intent all combined to prevent her from returning to her family in Kingston.Based on a true story and written using diary entries and letters 'Olga-A Daughter's Tale' is about cruelty, revenge and jealousy inflicted on an innocent young woman and about her moral courage, dignity, resilience and [...]


    13. This review was originally posted on my blog, Ramblings of a Daydreamer. You can find it, and many more reviews at the blog.Olga - A Daughter’s Tale is a story that spans several decades and several generations. It’s told through diary entries, letters, and telegrams by various members of the Browney (Brown) family between England and Jamaica.I thought this was a really remarkable tale, especially knowing it was based on a true story. Olga had to overcome so many obstacles, and such adversit [...]


    14. We start the story with an English couple, John and Lucy Sinclair, as they travel to Jamaica to start a new life. While there, Lucy convinces her sisters Martha and Becky to come visit. While on a visit, Becky falls in love with Henry, a black man, of course this is frowned upon and the Browne’s become the talk of everyone. Martha feels her chance to make a living is ruined by Becky’s imprudence and returns to London.Becky has 11 children from Henry but the marriage ends in divorce. Of the y [...]


    15. This story is a great read that brings with it wisdom to be gained based on real life events. It’s not your typical novel because it’s told through a series of letters and diary entries. At first I didn’t think that this format would interest me, but the more I read the more I found it compelling.Most of the diary entries and letters are from three women: Lucy, Becky and Olga. Through their eyes, I learned interesting and well described details about Jamaican beliefs and customs. I also le [...]


    16. A powerful touching biography of a young colored woman during the days when racism was still very much present in post colonial Britain. Hailing from the tropical paradise of Jamaica, which was formerly a British colony, young Olga comes to Britain, the land of her mother's birth, with bright blue eyes hoping to learn to be a dancer. The trying times and struggles that she goes through, thanks to a scheming, vile aunt, the world war 2, her skin color and the circumstances she finds herself in wo [...]


    17. Wowwhat a treasure the author has written for her family! So happy she has shared with the rest of us!I can't tell you how much I admire Olga. All that she went through and sacrificed for her daughter. So full of courage and her strong faith.I also enjoyed learning bits about Jamaica.I really enjoyed how the book was written in letters, journal entries, and telegrams."Mammie taught us all to follow her example of being proud, polite, to act with dignity and not do anything that we would be asham [...]


    18. Olga- A Daughters Tale is a story told through letters, diary entries and newspaper articles.It is about Olga Browney, the ninth of eleven children. Born in 1915 to an English mother and a Jamaican father.Olga- A Daughter’s tale is about life as a coloured Jamaican and the struggle with racism and disadvantages.Jamaica in those times (1900s to World War 2) was very much like London with the emphasis on class. White Jamaicans were always looking down on the coloured and black Jamaicans and they [...]


    19. An interesting book and one that's hard to rate - due to the format of the book. The story is told through diary excerpts, letters, telegrams, and newspaper clippings. It's more like a scrapbook.Olga Browney, born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica grew up with 10 siblings in a Catholic home. In 1939, she moved to London to live with an aunt while she attended school. Due to events (the war, her alcoholic aunt, and other circumstances), Olga stays in London and changes her name to Carmen Browne. Th [...]


    20. This true story of the author’s mother and grandparents over the 1900-1950s period is told in the form of fictionalised letters and diary entries. These generations moved between Jamaica and England, and it was interesting to get an insight into the lives of English emigrants in Jamaica and vice versa.Olga moves from Jamaica to London in early 1939 and is unable to return home due to the war. The author has done a wonderful job of taking the individual events and memories she has been told abo [...]


    21. This is a story of both England and Jamaica, the people and cultures of both countries and the racism that existed there during the early 1900s. Olga, the daughter of a White English woman and a Black Jamaican man, goes to London to study dance and ends up living in London as a colored single woman during WWII. She has some hardships due to her race and her social status but gets through them in the end.I liked this book. It is written in journal entry form, both from the viewpoint of Olga, who [...]


    22. Olga - A Daughter's Tale by Marie CampbellReviewed by Alex Canton-DutariI have always believed that family history should be recorded, and Ms. Campbell has reported on her mother's life in a very unique fashion: Through recollection of letters and diaries.As the story originates in England but develops in Jamaica with a return to England, I was enthralled by the sociological descriptions that made me smile. In my country, Panama, there is a large black population which follows, even today, the s [...]


    23. This is tale of both Jamaica and England. Olga in born in Jamaica to a white mother and a black father which was frowned upon in the twenties and thirties in Jamaica. The writer does show the color prejudice in the book,even among the blacks where they are broken up into the blacks who are darker skinned and the coloureds who are lighter skinned and are of a higher social class. There is also a double standard in Jamaica where white men can have babies with black or coloured women but it is frow [...]


    24. This book was really great. It centers around a large family who were somewhat of a scandal in Jamaica in the early part of the 1900's because the mother and father were interracial. As the story unfolds, we follow the path of their daughter Olga, who goes to England to study for a brief time but never returns to Jamaica. After years pass, the family is told that Olga has died when in fact she was alive but ashamed because she had become an unmarried mother. Trapped in London during the worst of [...]


    25. This really is a fascinating story told in Olga's own words and the collection of letters and diary entries included are extremely eye-opening but also leave the reader with plenty of questions. It's be great to know what else happened to Olga and Marie, whilst Marie was at high school for example. My favourite section was the events that happened in Jamaica, it was interesting to read about the lives of a whole family and how they developed and changed, Becky in particular is a fantastic woman [...]


    26. Wasn't sure I would enjoy this book. You see I am more into mysteries and this clearly wasn't one of my usual genres. But I got hooked on Becky and enamored with the plantation in Jamaica and all its beauty I especially love Olga's diary as I too love to write in journals. Her diary took you onto her life not only in Jamaica but also her adventures in London. She made you feel like you were right there with her. This book combined love of family, sadness, and a special beauty in the words of a y [...]


    27. I liked this tale, I come from a family with missing pieces and could relate. Olga's story brings to light that some people's lives are affected by large historical events in ways that most people would never know. Olga's life was pushed in many directions, and I'm glad the story was shared. The book is written a bit amateuish, and the second half was more engaging than the beginning. The diary format was fine, but the voices sounded too much alike. It is a quick read, there are scrapbook elemen [...]


    28. MARIE-THERESE BROWNE'S "OLGA - A DAUGHTER'S TALE" (REVIEW)Marie-Therese's account of life in Jamaica in the 1900's through the eyes of a London born and bred family is remarkable. Written in the combining style of letters and diary entries the detail is beautiful and the story one that is timeless. The trials asserted on women are indicative of what life was like during those times and a part of the history of the author herself.I truly enjoyed this book. Anyone interested in the life of early J [...]


    29. This was a Barnes and Noble Nook Free Friday offering a while back that I've only just now gotten around to reading. I hated the format - it was choppy and too inconsistent. I felt like there could have been a good story here, but it cut off too soon with no explanation as to how everything worked out. The story just ends and we get an epilogue explaining that Olga managed to support herself and her daughter and never made it home to Jamaica but there's nothing about how she managed after losing [...]


    30. 183p A new author's first book written as the result of genealogical research into her mother's past and her family. Based on a true story 'Olga - A Daughter's Tale' is a family saga about love, heritage, culture, identity and belonging with an epic feel - from Jamaica to England amidst World War II. Written in the form of diary entries and letters, it is about the cruelty, revenge and jealousy inflicted on an innocent young woman and about her moral courage, dignity, resilience and, in particul [...]


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