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An Invitation to a Bookish Chat.
Treasures From The Castle on The Hill by Elizabeth Goudge.
That last corner that he’d turned, the one that he’d thought would be the last, the most despairing and desperate of all corners, had turned out to be the one to have something round it . . . Hope.
I’m deeply anticipating hearing your thoughts and take aways from one of my favourite Elizabeth Goudge titles. I would love it if you’d join me on Zoom, Saturday 25th November at 3pm GMT. Simply drop me a message on here or email, and I’ll send you the link.
Questions to ponder:
How do we find ourselves if all we know has been lost?
How are the drives and motives of Richard and Stephen similar yet contrasting?
What roles do we see played out in a response to war among the characters?
How do the woods feature as a symbol of faith, hope and healing?
What pictures of home are drawn for the reader, what is its significance?
What is the over arching emotion driving many of the characters?
Was Mrs Heather an ideal example or simply one for her time?
What can we learn from Miss Brown’s final ‘sacrifice’?
How does music play a key role in this story?
What was expected and what surprised you?
What lasting impression has it left with you?
So, pour yourself something delicious, get comfy, and I’ll look forward to seeing you this week.