ICE Breakers

A NET FOR SMALL FISHES

BOOK OF THE MOMENT

Did you like Anne as a narrator?
Do you think Anne nurtures her relationship with Frankie just out of friendship or does she have other motives?
What does this story tell you about women’s dependence on men for financial gain, favour and position within society, particularly at court?
Were you surprised at the fine line between having everything and being destitute?
Do you think Anne sacrifices herself for Frankie, or do you think her desire to climb the ladder blinds her to go too far?
How relevant do you think the title “A Net for Small Fishes” is today. Do the big fish still get away with it?

THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

What story line did your group enjoy the most in this dual narrative novel?
What ‘lost things’ have stuck in your memory and in your group? Were these good or bad and did the novel live up to your expectations in terms of plot development and atoning Anthony’s loss.
Music and film play an important role in the novel. Did you expect this to have a greater or less importance in the plot development? Could this have been used to better effect?
What characters and relationships resonated with you? Do you think Laura is a wimp or a warrior?
How does the supernatural influence the plot?
Did Godfrey’s dementia bring the family together?
Is there any scope for a follow up story? What would you like the author to do next?

IF IN DOUBT – WASH YOUR HAIR
A manual for Life

How much or how little did you know of Anya Hindmarch and what was it that attracted you to pick this book for book club?
How did your group feel about the book’s title?
What pieces of advice stood out for you and your group? What one piece of advice do you have and/or live by?
Who do you think this book is targeted at?
Were you surprised by some of Anya’s hurdles in the workplace?
What stories did you enjoy the most? What made you smile and what touched you?

THE WILD CARD