Bondagers – Review

Bondagers is the story of Tottie, Maggie, Sara, Liza, Jenny and Ellen who are employed as Bondagers, or female agricultural labourers, in the nineteenth century Borders. Strong, feisty, full of humour, these women are equally bound by the seasons and the cycle of life. Ultimately, Tottie, ‘the bairn’, is both abused and blamed for being so, and as writer Sue Glover says, this is a metaphor for what happens to the land.

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