Daddy's Girls

Daddy s Girls The story of three sisters growing up in a marriage where the father is violent and unfaithful and the mother covers up for him The Sunday Times said Fairbairns writes with zest and wit The cumulativ

  • Title: Daddy's Girls
  • Author: Zoë Fairbairns
  • ISBN: 9780749305819
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • The story of three sisters growing up in a marriage where the father is violent and unfaithful, and the mother covers up for him The Sunday Times said Fairbairns writes with zest and wit The cumulative drama is fascinating, as lies spawn lies, and the women show themselves increasingly handicapped by their failure to register reality.

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    1. These days, I usually read thrillers but picked this novel up for an insight into how a woman author wrote about women. It's crammed with mundande detail but still fascinating,easy to read and quality writing.As a father I wanted to reach out and protect the three daughters in the story (sometimes from themselves) but as every father knows from experience you can't do that even with your own - not absolutely. As for the mother, I wanted to shake some sense into her, as the saying goes. I suppose [...]

    2. I first read Daddy's Girls in the early 90s when it was first published. However, it was as if I'd never read it, as my memory is so bad! I'm glad I came to the novel fresh, as if reading for the first time. I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters of Christine, Jo, Miranda and Janet. I could empathise with each and every one. Zoe Fairbairns makes a bold statement about a woman's lot in each of the decades depicted in the novel (the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s). She shows how women have become m [...]

    3. Like many of Fairbairns' books, the overriding message that comes out of this book is that all men are pigs. Told from the point of view of three sisters, the story loosely centres around the rather bombastic father who may-or-may-not have had an affair. Not a bad read, but I felt I was being manipulated by the author who had a very specific agenda.

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