My Friends the Mrs. Millers

Jane Duncan

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27 August 2015
230 pages

This Paradise community doesn't seem to me to be the secure, feudal, friendly affair that everybody likes to think. There's a change working . . .'

As the turbulent island of St. Jago reaches a turning point in its way of life Janet and Twice Alexander are once again deeply involved in the daily life of the community-white and coloured.

Many loved Friends reappear and now added to these are the gentle Mrs Miller from Achcraggan, a link with Janet's childhood; the widowed Mrs Miller in the toils of a mixed marriage, and coloured Mrs Miller who becomes Twice's secretary. When a double crisis occurs in her personal fortunes, Janet finds a new maturity.

Probably the best . . . there is a beautiful calm about Jane Duncan's style, although the plots are surprisingly exciting

Daily Mirror

More memorable achievement than in any of her previous books

Aberdeen Press & Journal

Here are pages of absolute delight

Sheffield Telegraph