Crusoe's Daughter

by Jane Gardam

Crusoe's Daughter

Paperback, 265 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase

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Young orphan Polly Flint is sent to live with her two devout aunts on a remote strip of land near the Irish Sea, where she lives out a lonely life during the 20th century and relates strongly to her favorite literary character—Robinson Crusoe—whom she begins to see almost as a real person. By the author of The Man in the Wooden Hat. Original.

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The lonely wise child who's the heroine of Jane Gardam's newly-reprinted 1986 masterpiece, Crusoe's Daughter, doesn't have to worry much about clothes: Polly Flint lives with her two maiden aunts in an isolated house near the Irish Sea. Not surprisingly, Polly is a great reader and she feels a special affinity with no-nonsense Robinson Crusoe. Crusoe's Daughter is Gardam's own favorite among her novels and Gardam reigns as my personal favorite among off-beat female British

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