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Fingersmith – August 2020

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    • #29691
      Posy Churchgate
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      Hi Friends!

      Gosh it’s hot in my part of the UK at the moment! So it’s been the ideal opportunity to pull a chair into the shade and crack open our latest read – Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

      I have previously read 2 other books by Sarah Waters, she is an accomplished writer who tends to write stories with a period backdrop. This novel, like Tipping the Velvet which I have reviewed here is set in Victorian England.

      Our protagonist, Sue, lives in the grimy backstreets of London – the Borough as she refers to it, amongst a ‘family’  which makes its living doing nefarious trades, cons or using illegal practices. From the outset Sue does not seem as deeply embroiled in the mire in which they wallow, but we shall see as the story pans out.

      As usual, our night for discussing the book will be the last Thursday in the month, at 9 pm. So buy the book, borrow it, download it to your e-reader or pop on some headphones and enjoy it as an audio book – us bookworms can’t wait to discuss what you took away from reading it.

    • #47596
      Posy Churchgate
      Participant

      Hiya Readers!

      Fingersmith – how are you all getting on?

      I am 3/4 way in and loving it – very twisty plot with lots of surprises. Quite different from Tipping the Velvet, I find I’m reminded a little of a Charles Dickens book.

      I propose giving us a little more time – I have a couple of friends who’d like to participate but haven’t had much chance to read yet. Would you all be agreeable to chatting on Thursday 10th September instead? Let me know and I’ll get Missy to adjust the diary.

    • #48052
      Posy Churchgate
      Participant

      Hi all – I finished the book last week and wow! what a riveting read. I found the ending very satisfying and the characters incredibly sympathetically drawn. I hope you’re all enjoying it as much as me.

      Would it suit all if we changed the date of our discussion night? I can no longer make the 10th – I have no internet where I am staying.  I propose moving it to 9 pm 24 September. Please let me know if that is a problem for you and we can re-think.

      Regards – Posy

    • #48053
      Posy Churchgate
      Participant

      Another update folks – the 24th doesn’t suit us all. How about 1 October 2020 at 9 pm?

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