The cabinet is the key that the plot revolves around. What do you think this symbolises within the story? A slow beginning, but I am enjoying this book now. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it next week.
10 year old Sarah is presented with Hetty, a young slave, for a birthday present. Both are strong willful characters. This powerful novel, set in the American South in the nineteenth century is based on actual events. Looking forward to discussing this one on 28th January.
Our next book is Jane Shemilt’s Daughter. A chilling tale about the abduction of a young girl and the slow realisation of her mother that she may be partly to blame for the unravelling of her family. What do you think? Was she wholly to blame? And should she have seen this coming? Post your comments here….
“I found a sad little fairy
Beneath the shade of a paper tree.
I know a sad little fairy
Who was blown away by the wind one night”
We rated this book 7/10 – we all enjoyed it and everyone read the whole book! Some of us were unsure about the ending. Should it have been more conclusive? Or did it reflect the reality of life’s inconclusive endings? What do you think?