The Stone Diaries

By Carol Shields.

The Stone Diaries tells the epic story of an ordinary woman from rural CANADA in five distinctive instalments.

Spanning the breadth of the 20th Century, this remarkable fictional biography maps the life of Daisy Goodwill, from beginning to end.

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011905-1916: Birth And Childhood2001123120030818

By Carol Shields.

The Stone Diaries tells the epic story of an ordinary woman from rural CANADA in five distinctive instalments.

Spanning the breadth of the 20th Century, this remarkable fictional biography maps the life of Daisy Goodwill, from beginning to end.In this first installment, we hear of overflowing love, an unexpected birth, lingering grief and anger and the careful construction of a tower.

  • abram....Chris Pavlo
  • alice....Laurel Lefkow
  • barker....William Hope
  • beans....Teresa Gallagher
  • beverley....joanne mcquinn
  • clarentine....briony glassco
  • cuyler....Peter Marinker
  • daisy....Barbara Barnes
  • daisy....liza ross
  • director....David Hunter
  • director....Marion Nancarrow
  • doctor....Ewan Bailey
  • dramatised by - Claire Luckham
  • fraidy....Debora Weston
  • harold....walter lewis
  • jay....Garrick Hagon
  • joan....vicki simon
  • magnus flett....Ewan Hooper
  • mercy....Teresa Gallagher
  • mrs donaldson....nancy gair
  • mrs hoad....Buffy Davis
  • newswoman....denica fairman
  • pinky....rick bland
  • victoria....andrea muller
  • warren....kyle dadd
  • young alice....courtney halgren
  • young cuyler....Ryan Mccluskey
  • young daisy....Barbara Barnes
  • young joan....josie kook-clark
  • young warren....Daniel Anthony

  • 021927-1936: Marriage And Love2002010120030819

    In Bloomington, INDIAna, the girls are getting excited as preparations are in hand for Daisy's wedding.

    031947-1964: Motherhood And Work2002010220030820

    In Ottawa, Daisy runs a model home and marriage, and sows the seeds for a budding new career.

    041965-1977: Sorrow And Ease2002010320030821

    Daisy Goodwill Flett's family and friends confront her descent into a splattery anger.

    05 LAST1985-1993: Illness And Decline2002010420030822

    A gardening mishap upsets Daisy's vigourous Florida retirement.

    Her family and friends have to confront their own responsibilities, and Daisy's increasingly wayward and colourful memories.