Humorous fictional memoir – “Floreat Etona**” (set in Windsor)
The #TFBookClub reads ‘A Map of the Sky’ set in North Yorkshire
21st October 2019
#TFBookClub November/December 2019. ‘A Map of the Sky’ set in North Yorkshire
Our latest #TFBookClub outing takes us on a delightful, uplifting and life-affirming journey to NORTH YORKSHIRE, near the Cleveland Way, for A Map of the Sky by Claire Wong.
‘Kit doesn’t understand why his family has been uprooted to a remote coastal village in the North. Why did they leave so suddenly, and why has his Dad not joined them?‘
At Askfeld Farm Guesthouse Kit meets an eclectic group of new neighbours and forms an unlikely friendship with Beth, who suffers from a chronic illness he does not understand. Kit learns that Beth, who cannot leave the guesthouse, is trying to draw a map from memory that shows all her favourite childhood haunts.
Kit makes it his quest to help her remember by visiting places for her and hopes to solve the problems of the other guests along the way. But becoming a hero like the ones in his favourite books is trickier than it seems, especially when Kit has failed to grasp so much of what is happening around him…
Can Kit work out that the person who really needs his help is much closer to home?
‘This is a delightful novel with a great character at the heart of the story. If you loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, then you will also hopefully enjoy reading A Map of the Sky.’
Apply for a copy to read along:
If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during November and early December 2019, just leave a COMMENT below and tell us whether you prefer PAPER (UK only) or DIGITAL for world readers (via Netgalley) or EITHER – by midnight 31st October 2019. The first names out of the hat on Friday 1st November 2019 will be sent copies of the book. 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 2019!
Our first sixteen outings for the #TFBookClub have seen us travel the world, seeing different locations through the eyes of authors:
- We have been #OnLiteraryLocation in SARDINIA with Rosanna Ley’s The Little Theatre By The Sea
- 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
- We have been immersed in an intense relationship between two female writers in Exquisite by Sarah Stovell, set in NORTHUMBERLAND and the LAKE DISTRICT,
- We have met Harriet Steel’s Inspector de Silva in 1930s CEYLON (now SRI LANKA), experiencing Trouble in Nuala
- We have time-travelled to exotic GRANADA in historic ANDALUCIA SPAIN with Jane Johnson’s Court of Lions
- We have dived into the beautiful CYCLADES in GREECE with Hannah Fielding’s Aphrodite’s Tears
- We have returned to CEYLON (now SRI LANKA) with The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies
- We have gone west to CORNWALL with One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick
- We travelled to NORWAY, SCOTLAND and FRANCE with The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting
- We were in wintry WALES with dark crime thriller Halfway by B. E. Jones
- We endured a bitter winter and murder in SWEDEN with Red Snow, another Tuva Moodyson Mystery from author Will Dean
- We have toured the artistic world – to LONDON, NEW YORK CITY, ROME & the SOUTH OF FRANCE – with The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman.
- We journeyed to IRELAND to smile at Future Popes of Ireland by Darragh Martin
- We explored old friendships in MALLORCA with Fanny Blake’s A Summer Reunion
- And most recently we have been on a dark journey to Victorian BIRMINGHAM with The Conviction of Cora Burns, Carolyn Kirby’s exquisitely crafted debut novel
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