* A reissue of one of Jane Gardam's best-loved novels
In 1904, when she was six, Polly Flint went to live with her two holy aunts at the yellow house by the marsh - so close to the sea that it seemed to toss like a ship, so isolated that she might have been marooned on an island.
And there she stayed for eighty-one years, while the century raged around her, while lamplight and Victorian order became chaos and nuclear dread.
Crusoe's Daughter, ambitious, moving and wholly original, is her story.
Jane Gardam is at her most characteristic and brilliant. - Victoria Glendinning