The Far Cry

The Far Cry

Teresa's elderly, willful father drags her off to India to spare her from the clutches of her mother....

Title:The Far Cry
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781903155233
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    The Far Cry Reviews

  • Alice Lippart

    Well written and full of interesting characters and settings. Very, very enjoyable....

  • Jane

    In September 1946 23-year-old Emma Smith set sail for India, to work as an assistant with a documentary unit making films about tea gardens in Assam. She was dazzled by India ...‘I went down the gan...

  • Margaret

    Teresa Digby lives a fairly ordinary English life; she is fourteen, going to boarding school and living with her aunt, because her father and mother are separated. When her father discovers that her m...

  • Barbara

    The book begins by introducing us to a group of unlikeable characters-14-year old Teresa Digby, her father and aunt- in England. Teresa and her father soon set sail for India for what appears to be th...

  • Jane

    As an example of the author's fine writing, here is a passage describing a young daughter's sorrow at her father's rare effort to forge a relationship with her. "She saw the gap between them more clea...

  • Dorcas

    This book was first published in 1949 and resurrected by Persephone books. Yay! It really is a little gem and I'm so glad its back in circulation.In a nutshell, 14 year old Teresa is dragged off to In...

  • Bill Kupersmith

    The thought of Emma Smith continues to haunt me. She is less than 20 years older than me & I keep imagining that had we met when I was in England in my 20s we might have been friends. But I’d not kn...

  • Rebecca

    Despite all the critics who say how developed, how sophisticated this book is, I just found it quite... basic? amaturish? naive? I felt it simply was trying too hard. I also felt that there were two v...

  • (Lonestarlibrarian) Keddy Ann Outlaw

    Teresa Digby, age 14, leaves England for India in the company of her curmudgeonly father who she hardly knows. Having been raised by a stodgy aunt, she has not been very well nourished nor loved. Sull...

  • Rosemary

    I adored this story of 14-year-old Teresa who is suddenly taken from England to India by her father in the late 1940s. Emma Smith made a similar journey herself and kept a detailed diary. There is a w...