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All those evocative illustrations and wonderful nursery rhymes… it had to be in there. Also, the title sounds good.
Book Review: Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase
The title is great. I thought it would be fun to link some of the books to the themes of the letter found nestled within their pages. So I chose Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus to go with a rather vitriolic letter which I hope contains a small drama all of its own. I chose Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy to house a letter between friends, which concerns itself with news of a recent wedding and its attendant gossip, scandal, and the rather naff-sounding nuptials which the writer enjoyed, I think, despite the tone of her letter.
That was fun to write. First edition Christies are pretty expensive, and I thought it was important to have a broad range of prices in my choice of books, just as you find in any second-hand bookshop. Roberta shares with us the first letter she discovered and kept, but she has forgotten which book she found it in. One such letter was the inspiration for Jan — a letter written by a Polish Squadron Leader to an English couple, written on VJ day in Written in very good English, he writes of his hopes for his personal future, and his sadness about the future of Poland.
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I found myself wondering about this man. I found myself wondering about this woman. And the story took off from there. Thank you to Louise — I knew this would be a really interesting piece! With its portrayal of secrets, difficult choices and intergenerational relationships, this would make a great choice for book groups.
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People keep telling me they missed things when originally posted — the easy solution is to subscribe by email — see the SIGN ME UP button at the top right of the screen. Thanks both, enjoyed this account of how your novel was put together. It sounds like a whole set of suitcases and look forward to reading. Glad you enjoyed, Anne! It has been inspiring to see one of our peers achieve their dream and Louise deserves every success with her debut novel.
Louise is delighted to know that, thank you so much Helen. A lovely account of the genesis of the book. Well, it was there anyway, but it has a big star next to it now.
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Compton over the years. Ultimately, do you think Mrs. Compton is a good person? Dorothy is rightfully devastated by her miscarriages.
In what ways, years later, is she still affected by losing her pregnancies? Roberta is described as spiky, cold, distant, and lonely. Do you agree with this characterization? Do you find her likable? Why does she choose to live such a solitary life? Will she find long-term happiness with Philip? How important are they to her?
Does Dorothy love Jan as much as she thinks she does?
Is she fair to him? Is she fair to Albert?