My Fathers  Daughter
Score: 5
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My Fathers Daughter


  • Author : Hannah Pool
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-01-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439153994


My Fathers Daughter Book Description :

What do you wear to meet your father for the first time? In 2004, Hannah Pool knew more about next season's lipstick colors than she did about Africa: a beauty editor for The Guardian newspaper, she juggled lattes and cocktails, handbags and hangouts through her twenties just like any other beautiful, independent Londoner. Her white, English adoptive relatives were beloved to her and were all the family she needed. Okay, if I treat it as a first date, then I'm on home turf. What image do I want to put across?...Classic, rather than trendy, and if my G-string doesn't pop out, I should be able to carry the whole thing off. Contacted by relatives she didn't know she had, she decided to visit Eritrea, the war-torn African country of her birth, and answer for herself the daunting questions every adopted child asks. Imagine what it's like to never have seen another woman or man from your own family. To spend your life looking for clues in the faces of strangers...We all need to know why we were given up. What Hannah Pool learned on her journey forms a narrative of insight, wisdom, wit, and warmth beyond all expectations. When I stepped off the plane in Asmara, I had no idea what lay ahead, or how those events would change me, and if I'd thought about it too hard I probably wouldn't have gotten farther than the baggage claim. A story that will "send shivers down [your] spine," (The Bookseller), My Fathers' Daughter follows Hannah Pool's brave and heartbreaking return to Africa to meet the family she lost -- and the father she thought was dead.

My Father s Daughter

My Father s Daughter


  • Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780522857474


My Father s Daughter Book Description :

How does a daughter tell the story of her father? Sheila Fitzpatrick was taught from an early age to question authority. She learnt it from her father, the journalist and radical historian Brian Fitzpatrick. But very soon, she began to turn her questioning gaze on him. Teasing apart the many layers of memory, Fitzpatrick reveals a complex portrait of an Australian family against a Cold War backdrop. As her relationship with her father fades from girlhood adoration to adolescent scepticism, she flees Melbourne for Oxford to start a new life. But it's not so easy to escape being her father's daughter. My Father's Daughter is a vivid evocation of an Australian childhood; a personal memoir told with the piercing insight of a historian.

My Father s Daughter

My Father s Daughter


  • Author : Tina Sinatra
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743204330


My Father s Daughter Book Description :

Presents a portrait of Frank Sinatra by daughter Tina focusing on his marriage to Barbara Marx Sinatra and his later years.

Her Father s Daughter

Her Father s Daughter


  • Author : Beezy Marsh
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509892693


Her Father s Daughter Book Description :

From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a moving true story of two women fighting to survive scandal, poverty and war. When Annie marries Harry after years of heartache in a London slum she believes she's found her happy ever after. But the horrors of the Blitz soon threaten everything they hold dear. The terrible sights Harry witnesses as an air raid warden bring back traumatic memories of his time during the First World War. Suddenly Annie finds herself struggling to cope not only with life in wartime and two little children, but also with a husband who seems like a stranger. Kitty has always been protective of her little brother Harry. Hiding the scandal about their father from the world was the only way to survive as they were growing up in Newcastle. But when she discovers Harry too has a shocking secret, she is torn. Meanwhile Annie wonders why Harry refuses to discuss his life before their marriage and why she has never met his sister. Will the truth ever come to light? From the bombed-out terraces of London to the docks of Newcastle, Her Father's Daughter is a moving and poignant true story about the unbreakable bonds of family, and the power of love to heal the worst wounds.

My Father s Daughter
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

My Father s Daughter


  • Author : Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-12-12
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455516766


My Father s Daughter Book Description :

The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father. As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow is an icon of style and good taste around the world. As a young girl eating and cooking with her father, Bruce Paltrow, she developed a passion for food that has shaped how she lives today and strengthened her belief that time with family is a priority. Now in My Father's Daughter, Paltrow shares her favorite family recipes along with personal stories of growing up with her father, Bruce Paltrow. She discusses how he has influenced her in the food she loves, how she involves her kids in cooking, and how she balances healthy food with homemade treats. And, for the first time, Paltrow offers a glimpse into her life as daughter, mother and wife, sharing her thoughts on the importance of family and togetherness. Complete with 150 delicious ideas for breakfast, sandwiches and burgers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, this beautifully illustrated book includes full-color photos throughout, many featuring Paltrow at home with her family and friends. My Father's Daughter is a luscious collection that will inspire readers to cook great food with the people who mean the most to them.

Her Father s Daughter

Her Father s Daughter


  • Author : June Tate
  • Publisher : Severn House/ORIM
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780103136


Her Father s Daughter Book Description :

From the author of Their Guilty Pleasures: In postwar England, a young woman reopens her late father’s nightclub and faces his criminal past. Southampton, 1945. Food, fuel, and other necessities continue to be scarce in England, but when former Wren Victoria Teglia’s reopens her late father’s Club Valletta, it’s an event that excites potential members with the desire—and the money—to be entertained. Victoria can’t help wondering what her father would think. While his exclusive club was once a hotbed of prostitution, illegal gambling, and vice, Victoria intends to run the new establishment on the up and up. But changing the ways of Club Valletta is no easy task. With her father’s former right-hand man as her business partner, the underworld connections run deep. And perhaps most dangerous of all is Johnny Daniels, the handsome son of gangster Big Pat Daniels. Johnny wants a piece of the action . . . and he knows how to be persuasive. Will Victoria be swayed by his criminal charms, or will she manage to maintain her principles? “Tate provides a satisfying ending and suggests dark doings that could prove haunting.” —Booklist “Her Father’s Daughter is an entertaining, light read [that] keeps the pages turning.” —Historical Novel Society

My Father s Daughter

My Father s Daughter


  • Author : Lindy Bruzzone
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 0578506572


My Father s Daughter Book Description :

My Father's Daughter tells the story of generations of family members who learn to survive harsh conditions of pioneering America and living with Lynch syndrome hereditary cancers.

All My Mother s Secrets

All My Mother s Secrets


  • Author : Beezy Marsh
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-08-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509892716


All My Mother s Secrets Book Description :

From the grimy streets of Acton and Notting Hill to the bright lights of the West End, Beezy Marsh's All My Mother’s Secrets is a powerful, uplifting story of a young woman’s struggle to come to terms with her family’s tragic past. Annie Austin’s childhood ends at the age of twelve, when she joins her mother in one of the slum laundries of Acton, working long hours for little pay. What spare time she has is spent looking after her younger brother George and her two stepsisters, under the glowering eye of her stepfather Bill. In London between the wars, a girl like Annie has few choices in life – but a powerful secret will change her destiny. All Annie knows about her real father is that he died in the Great War, and as the years pass she is haunted by the pain of losing him. Her downtrodden mother won’t tell her more and Annie’s attempts to uncover the truth threaten to destroy her family. Distraught, she runs away to Covent Garden, but can she survive on her own and find the love which has eluded her so far? 'Beautifully-penned story on the harshness of life and how hope survives.' – The Sun

My Father Had a Daughter
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

My Father Had a Daughter


  • Author : Grace Tiffany
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0425196380


My Father Had a Daughter Book Description :

The daughter of England's greatest dramatist, angered over her father's callousness regarding a family tragedy and her own grief, heads for London, intent on sabotaging his new play.