Dear readers and friends!
We are going to do this! I asked Jep to help me as she is a great reader and thinker and librarian.
She has lead many book groups in the past so I knew she could help me.
Jep finished the book and took it back to her library already...but she was so kind and came up with information for me to share with all of you. She sent me loads of questions and answered my pesky questions. She even wrote the author!!!
Jep found a interview with Helen Simonson where Helen stated that the book is set up in three sections.
I won't tell you all three sections at this point because then you will know what is coming...
But the first section is;
1. The village of Rye; welcoming or not. Beatrice and the activities and oddities of the villagers.
I want to make next Monday the start but am afraid that is too soon. Are you all fast readers?
But for now it's Monday for the first discussion.
(Mondays were for Downton discussion....it just seems right)
Please let me know in the comments.
And jot down your favorite quotes.
I have already jotted down a new word.
One thing I can bring up now....
"Helen Simonson says she uses the word "oleaginous" at least once in every novel."
See if you can find it :o)