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Here are some questions you might like consider for The English Wife:

  1. What do you think is Dottie’s underlying motivation for her behaviour towards Ellie?
  2. How does Ellie change through the novel?
  3. Why do you think Sam wants Becca to go to medical school?
  4. What do you think the whales symbolise?
  5. Do you think Sam has done the right thing to return and stay in Newfoundland?
  6. What influence do you think Agnes Parsons has on Emmett?
  7. What is Ellie’s turning point in Newfoundland?
  8. Why do you think Sophie cut off contact with the people in Newfoundland after her first visit?
  9. What is Sophie’s turning point in the book?
  10. Why do you think Emmett does the things he does?
  11. What do you think will happen with Sam and Sophie?

Here’s a list of questions for The Lost Letter to get you started:

  1. What is the significance of Addy’s surname Percival? Does it resonate with any other historical stories? If so, which one(s)?
  2. What is the significance of the bird imagery throughout the novel?
  3. Who is the most important character in the novel from an historical perspective? Why?
  4. Who is the shepherd with the staff?
  5. Is Lamia something other than she appears?
  6. What is the significance of Jedda’s seemingly ageless cat? Why is it black and white?
  7. What do you think will happen to Amine and Fatima?
  8. How has Addy changed, or not, by the end of the novel?
  9. What do you think really happened to Hanane?
  10. Do you think Addy’s and Omar’s relationship will survive? What are their biggest challenges?

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