Course Code: 3XND05A21
Start Date: 03/11/2021Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
This charming story of a young girl living with her eccentric family in a crumbling Suffolk castle, poised between childhood and a very adult world, has many admirers. Joanna Trollope has said “I know of few novels that inspire as much fierce lifelong affection in their readers” and fans include Armistead Maupin and J.K. Rowling. This is the first novel by the author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians, written when Smith was living in California and longing with nostalgia for England and the past. Her heroine Cassandra is described by the vicar as “Jane Eyre with a touch of Becky Sharp”: please join us to see if we can kindle and/or celebrate a fierce lifelong affection for her.