Have you read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman? It is her first novel and is quirky, different and both comic and tragic. I found it absorbing and touching and can recommend it. I hope the author writes more books. One of the things I liked about Eleanor is that she turns to the classics for consolation, inspiration and entertainment. Do you?
I have started to write some literary monographs about famous novels. These are designed to provide information about the author, some background to the novel, discussion of themes and characters, lists of film versions you might like to watch, and suggestions for further reading. I know many of you who receive this newsletter belong to book groups, so I’ve also provided some questions to stimulate discussion and get you really thinking about the book. Whether you are an individual reader, or part of a group, I hope you will find my new series of author/book monographs helpful and enlightening. Follow me with this literary series, and you could become a seriously well-read person!
I’ve started with a favourite – Elizabeth Gaskell’s fabulous North and South (which inspired my favourite TV series ever!). The monographs come as downloads and are only $3 each. They can be ordered from my store for immediate download as a pdf file. I will have another one for you next month.
If you have a favourite novel that you’d love to learn more about, please send me your suggestions for future monographs. I’d love to hear them. Tell me by leaving a comment.
Susannah Fullerton: North and South Companion Guide
Susannah Fullerton: HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Elizabeth Gaskell
Susannah Fullerton: A Readers Guide to North and South
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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