My Friend, My Father

My Friend My Father None

  • Title: My Friend, My Father
  • Author: Jane Duncan
  • ISBN: 9780330022170
  • Page: 194
  • Format: None
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    About "Jane Duncan"

    1. Jane Duncan

      Jane Duncan was the pseudonym of Scottish writer Elizabeth Jane Cameron, best known for her My Friends series of semi autobiographical novels She also wrote four novels under the name of her principal heroine Janet Sandison, and some children s books She was born in Renton, West Dunbartonshire and brought up in the Scottish Lowlands where her father was a police officer, but much of her childhood was spent in the Highlands on the Black Isle in Easter Ross, on her grandparents croft The Colony , the Reachfar of her novels She graduated in English from the University of Glasgow and did various secretarial jobs before serving as a Flight Officer Intelligence , WAAF during World War II Afterward, she lived in Jamaica for ten years, returning to Jemimaville, near The Colony , in 1958 as a widow In 1959 Duncan became something of a publishing sensation when Macmillan Publishers announced that it would be publishing seven of her manuscripts The Reachfar My Friends series is narrated by Janet Sandison and follows her life which in outline parallels that of the author from the World War I period through to the 1960s, depicting the people she encounters and showing how her crofting upbringing influences her in whatever society and geographical location she finds herself.


    1. The first part of the book is absolutely wonderful. How a child perceives her world with the help of her loving family.The second part focuses more on the relationship between a father and his grown daughter. Also good but can't match the magic of the first part.This series can really get under your skin. I advise reading the books in order if possible although I wasn't able to and still have thoroughly enjoyed the series.

    2. I have read all of the My Friend series many times. They are among the books that I will keep as long as I live. I collected them slowly, some from Britain, some from library sales, some brand new and some from "hard to find" booksellers. This is my second favourite book in the series. One could argue that these were gentler kinder times but life is life whether in the highlands or the Caribbean and Jane'(Janet's) broad experiences reflect our own. She has carried me through the ups and downs of [...]

    3. Janet Sandison's father was a popular and admired man throughout his life, and the light of Janet's life. MY FRIEND MY FATHER begins when Janet is 4 years old and follows their relationship until his death. Janet, heroine of the My Friend books, is the heart of a charming series based on real people and real lives, deeply understood. They are hard to find secondhand -- once in a reader's grasp, they are rarely released.

    4. I came across a book with a similar title to this, and it triggered memories of having read MY Friend My Father. I read this book when I was about 15 or 16 and loved it. At that time I thought it was one of the best books I had ever read and it remained a firm favourite for quite a while. It is one of those books which I would like to read again to see how I feel about it now.

    5. I loved this far too much for critical acumen, or really anything other than some tears, as Janet's world continues to fall apart and she continues to build it back together, finally coming into true adulthood in her 40s.

    6. I love these books although they were written a long time ago! Jane Duncan a Scot, who lived in the Caribbean,for many years, wrote her books in the linen cupboard because her husband didn't approve. These are funny gentle books that lift your spirit. Duncan also writes as Janet Sandison.

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