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Read & Download Crusoes Daughter 104 In 1904 when she was six Polly Flint went to live with her two holy aunts at the yellow house by the marsh so close to the sea that it seemed to toss like a ship so isolated that she might have been marooned on an island And there she stayed for eighty one years while the century raged around her while lamplight and Victorian order became chaos and nuclear dred Crusoe's Daughter ambitious moving and wholly original is her story. Oh I loved this storyJane Gardam writes about human emotions so very well I always shed a tear or when I read her workThe characters are well drawn mainly English eccentrics who fascinate me coming from a European background as I doThe reverse snobbery by Mrs Zeit after she realises her son has an interest in Polly is so so cruelI wish I could understand Theo though as I am not sure if he alone used Polly or if his family had a hand in all of his undertakings Even the last as Polly by then had his daughters living with her It hurts me to think what heartache she went throughPolly s love of fascination with Robinson Crusoe is uite wonderful shows what reading can do to a child s mind Particularly an only child particularly still an orphan child being brought up in the circumstances Polly finds herself in I say Brava to thatHowever those circumstances made Polly uite naive so much so that even as a young adult woman she did not realise a man a poet had been in love with herI also loved the twist involving her great grandmother aunt uncle etc What secrets families haveAll in all a very touching story which I feel privileged to have read

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Read & Download Crusoes Daughter 104 In 1904 when she was six Polly Flint went to live with her two holy aunts at the yellow house by the marsh so close to the sea that it seemed to toss like a ship so isolated that she might have been marooned on an island And there she stayed for eighty one years while the century raged around her while lamplight and Victorian order became chaos and nuclear dred Crusoe's Daughter ambitious moving and wholly original is her story. I enjoyed this book having recently discovered Jane Gardam s short stories which I enjoyed She is very persceptive about children and childhood and about family relationships I did find the story rather hard to believe and there are slightly too many coincidences especially leading up to the sort of happy ending However it is a good and untaxing read and the historical and geographical detail is interesting

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Read & Download Crusoes Daughter 104 In 1904 when she was six Polly Flint went to live with her two holy aunts at the yellow house by the marsh so close to the sea that it seemed to toss like a ship so isolated that she might have been marooned on an island And there she stayed for eighty one years while the century raged around her while lamplight and Victorian order became chaos and nuclear dred Crusoe's Daughter ambitious moving and wholly original is her story. Polly Flint a great name and a fascinating heroinePolly orphaned grows up with her aunts in Oversands a yellow house on the North East Coast of England around the turn of the last century She is clothed fed by her aunts educated by a lodger but love and warmth are missing She becomes absorbed by the books in her late grandfathers study and especially with the story of Robinson CrusoeIn many ways Crusoes shipwrecked state and her own isolation are linked The writing is absorbing subtle and witty I really cared about Polly and felt her passions and disappointments The landscape of the North East and in Yorkshire are beautifully described and the characters intriguingI would really recommend this book it is refreshing and compelling I had not read any of Jane Gardam s books before but will do now