Prospero's Daughter

by Constance Beresford-Howe | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0771596448 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 6/1/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, June 01, 2006
HARDCOVER I picked this up at the St. Vital library sale on the last day when books were $2 for a bag. I'm a big fan of Constance Beresford-Howe but I don't remember ever reading this book.

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, June 21, 2008
If you know the story of Shakespeare's Tempest then you know the barebones of this story. Canadian born, but now living in England, Montague Weston is a famous writer who has recently won the Booker. Married 3 times but now a widower he is living in a mansion near Canterbury with his oldest daughter Nan and his secretary Hamish. The story is narrated by another daughter, Polly, who is recovering from a car accident that broke her leg and killed her lover. When Polly and Monty meet in front of Harrod's after a 4 year estrangement, Monty invites Polly to recuperate at his home. It turns out that Monty wants to see Nan settled in a marriage and he wants Polly's help in this task. Several eligible men are considered and eventually a marriage is in the offing. Polly is uneasy about this but her father is a forceful man and gets his way. The ending is worthy of a Shakespearean drama.

I enjoyed the story although I thought it seemed a little outdated for the time it was set (1988). As always, Beresford-Howe masterfully creates characters that you can almost see.

I am planning on sending this to KathleenMalloy for one of her CanLit challenge reads.

Journal Entry 3 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Friday, July 04, 2008
I mailed this to KathleenMolloy on Wednesday, July 2. The woman at the post office told me it should get to Wakefield in 6 business days. We'll see. I hope you enjoy this book and thank you for sending Speak Ill of the Dead. I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 4 by KathleenMolloy on Friday, July 11, 2008
This lovely book was traded to me from Gypsysmom from Winnipeg. When I am done it will go to Mom!
Thank you for the selection. I have yet another Canadian author to launch into the wild.
Kathleen

Journal Entry 5 by KathleenMolloy at Tirana, Tirana Albania on Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Kim, here is a little romance to take home.
Kathleen

Journal Entry 6 by blinker59 on Friday, December 19, 2008
Looks like an interesting story and I definitely plan to read it soon.

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