Book for July 11, 2018

We will be reading Arthur and George by Julian Barnes.

Peggy Schott is the host. Her address is 2581 Indigo Drive, Dunedin. Please sign up below so she knows you are coming.

arthurand george

The true story of two men whose lives intersect: internationally famous author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and an obscure country lawyer, George Edalji, son of a Parsi Midlands vicar and a Scottish mother. Arthur pursues a career in medicine before he discovers that he is really a writer. George, on his way to becoming a lawyer–near-sighted, timid and friendless–is victimized by locals because he is easy to scapegoat–a half-Indian in lily-white Great Wyrley.

As boys, George and Arthur, living in shabby genteel Edinburgh, find themselves in a vast and complex world at the heart of the British Empire. Years later—one struggling with his identity in a world hostile to his ancestry, the other creating the world’s most famous detective while in love with a woman who is not his wife–their fates become inextricably connected.

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