Reading Group – J.G. Farrell’s Troubles in Ely

Monday 9th July

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
Image of Reading Group – J.G. Farrell’s Troubles

Troubles tells the comic yet melancholy tale of an Englishman, Major Brendan Archer, who in 1919 goes to County Wexford in Ireland to reunite with his fiancée, Angela Spencer. From the crumbling Majestic Hotel at Kilnalough, he watches Ireland’s fight for independence from Britain “Had he not sadly died so young,” Salman Rushdie said in 2008, “there is no question that he would today be one of the really major novelists of the English language. The three novels that he did leave are all in their different way extraordinary.”

Forthcoming Reading Group choices (please note, these are subject to change – keep an eye on the web-site for confirmation!)

August 13th: Master and Commander – Patrick O’Brien  or Swallowing Mercury – Wioletta Greg

September 10th: True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey or Sing, Unburied Sing – Jesmyn Ward

October 8th: In Parenthesis – David Jones 0r  The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden