Page Turners, the South Norwood book group, turns it attention to The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón for its next meeting, which will be on September 7.
An international best-seller published in 2004, The Shadow of the Wind was described in an Observer review by Robert Colville as “convincingly conjuring two worlds”: “Barcelona, grumbling its way through the postwar dictatorship”, and a “prewar world, where aristocracy and family honour are paramount.
“In both, unfortunately, it is the scum who rise effortlessly to the top. As a counterpoint, Zafón celebrates the ordinary people’s sense of community – of solidarity in the face of an unjust system…
“This celebration of small triumphs in an unjust world is at the book’s core.”
Page Turners is a group that has been meeting for just over a year, discussing an agreed title with a few friends in the comfortable surroundings of the Yeha Noha cafe near Norwood Junction station.
It’s meetings are usually from 7.30pm on the second Thursday of each month.
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