Y abandoned she elt as isolated as her literary hero Robinson Crusoe or much of her lifeWe meet Polly in 1904 at age six left by her sea captain ather with two maiden aunts in an improbably Italianate yellow house on a salt marsh in the north of Engla I m new to Jane Gardam and this was an enjoyable introduction to her work very atmospheric story in terms of central character landscape and the roles of women of limited means before and between the wars 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 Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays family relationships I didind 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 interestin. Around her while lamplight and Victorian order became chaos and nuclear dred Crusoe's Daughter ambitious moving and wholly original is her sto.
E eccentricities abound with great Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All funWeollow the protagonist to the end of her days where she is living in the old yellow house by the sea that she inherited What a Lass Wants from her aunts She bouncedrom the efforts to indoctrinate her into religion learned about love sex with such candid observations that are also humorous I recommend this book I love this book Perhaps as you begin to read you almost put it aside nothing is happening Read another 10 pages and you won t be able to uit These characters are so well drawn they leap off Jane Gardam is a scintillating writer Her characters live their strange lives as if a skin had been peeled off everything to borrow an metaphor rom Crusoe s Daughter Every sentence shimmersPublished in 1986 Crusoe s Daughter is not much read today A sad oversight that would not have surprised the heroine of the novel Polly Flint Repeatedl. O toss like a ship so isolated that she might have been marooned on an island And there she stayed or eighty one years while the century raged.
Gardam is one of my Mexican Hooker favorites I got interested in her after Old Filth and it s successor The Man with the Wooden Hat and this book was up to my expectations She is enigmatic throwing something out there and letting youind it s significance later and otherwise not inclined to make the reader comfortable sent me to the dictionary about a dozen times in this book I was glad to be reading it on my Kindle The League for the Suppression of Celery for uick look upSo it s not an English Cozy and not really a suspenseful plot What it is a carefully crafted study of human nature battling against the odds of unusual circumstance a young girl extractedrom her environment after the death of her mother and placed with her two eccentric aunts on a British Isle There is some humor and relief when she is transported to a relative s large luxurious home which is a residential acility or gifted artists There th. 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