The Lost Journey Homeward This is Eve Bonham’s most ambitious book to date-a complex and compelling family saga which draws on the biblical theme of the prodigal son, in this case cleverly transposed to the prodigal daughter. The father figure, Theo, dominates the story. All characters are linked to him either through family connections or less obvious and sometimes sinister events in his past. Theo is a powerful and rather awe inspiring character though one who is always sympathetic to the needs of others. The author’s descriptions of the countryside in which the family have their hotel are breathtakingly beautiful.