My Friend My Father

Jane Duncan

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27 August 2015
226 pages

'It seems to me,' my father said quietly, 'that one always tries to leave a place better than one found it . . .'

From the time when she was small enough to be held high above his head Duncan Sandison was the most important person in Janet's life . . .

This remarkable novel, the story of a remarkable man who has appeared in many previous Friends, begins with Janet as a young child at Reachfar.

As she grows up her admiration for Duncan deepens into a bond of true affection that sustains her through many trials and adventures.

After her marriage to Twice Alexander it is her father's letters that bring the scent of the heather to the Caribbean, carrying with them all the comfort of his love . . .

This is the best of the series-links up and highlights many aspects of her previous novels

Oldham Evening Chronicle

We commend this novel unreservedly as extremely enjoyable reading

Church Times

Perhaps the deepest of them all