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A Daughter's a Daughter is a novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Heinemann on November 24, 1952. Initially not published in the US, it was later issued as a paperback by Dell Publishing in September 1963. It was the fifth of six novels Christie wrote under the nom-de-plume Mary Westmacott.

Initially a play written by Christie in the late 1930s, the plot tells of a daughter's opposition to her mother's plan to remarry.

Plot summaryEdit

Ann Prentice falls in love with Richard Cauldfield and hopes for new happiness. Her only child, Sarah, cannot contemplate the idea of her mother marrying again and wrecks any chance of her remarriage. Resentment and jealousy corrode their relationship as each seeks relief in different directions. Are mother and daughter destined to be enemies for life or will their underlying love for each other finally win through?

CharactersEdit

  • Ann Prentice
  • Sarah
  • Richard Caulfield

Publication history Edit

  • 1952, Heinemann (London), November 24, 1952, Hardback, 200 pp
  • 1963, Dell Books (New York), September 1963, Paperback, 191 pp
  • 1972, Arbor House (New York), Hardback, 191 pp
  • 1978, Ulverscroft Large-print Edition, Hardcover, 334 pp ISBN 0-7089-0217-0
  • 1986, Fontana Books (Imprint of HarperCollins), Paperback

International titlesEdit

  • Swedish: Kärlekens offer (Victim of love), Mor och dotter (Mother and Daughter)
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