Novel set in WW2 FRANCE – guest review by Isobel Blackthorn
#TFBookClub reads “Trouble in Nuala” set in CEYLON (SRI LANKA)
17th October 2017
#TFBookClub November/December 2017
Our first four outings for the #TFBookClub have been a great success. We have been #OnLiteraryLocation with Rosanna Ley’s The Little Theatre By The Sea (SARDINIA), we have explored the sense of history in PRAGUE, reading Prague Nights by Benjamin Black, we have been on a real adventure to CENTRAL AMERICA with Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed, and we have been immersed in an intense relationship between two female writers in Exquisite by Sarah Stovell, set in NORTHUMBERLAND and the LAKE DISTRICT.
Our new #TFBookClub outing is to exotic SRI LANKA (formerly Ceylon), where Harriet Steel introduces us to Inspector de Silva for the first time in Trouble in Nuala.
When the Inspector moves with his English wife, Jane, to a new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala, he anticipates a more restful life than police work in the big city entails. However an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances present him with a riddle that he will need all his experience to solve. Set on the exotic island of CEYLON in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and relaxing mystery, spiced with humour and a colourful cast of characters.
Read our #TalkingLocationWith interview with Harriet, and a recent Q&A interview with her, to find out more about her background, her writing career and why she chose CEYLON as the setting for her Inspector de Silva series.
#TFBookClub has a number of paperback copies (UK only) and digital copies for those who prefer that format, and for those who are outside the UK.
If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during November and early December 2017, just leave a COMMENT below about your thoughts on SRI LANKA.
Please tell us whether you prefer paper (UK only) or digital or either – by midnight, 31st October 2017. The first names out of the hat on WEDNESDAY 1st November 2017 will be sent copies by Harriet. After that we can all start turning the pages and share our thoughts over the subsequent weeks.
We will be in touch at the beginning of November if you are one of our lucky readers! Don’t forget, applications close midnight, 31st October.
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