Present were: Ros, Ann, Lynette, Sandra, Katie
Discussion : Lots of interesting chat from George Pell to Pauline Hansen to the Kimberley.
Comments included “unrelentingly bleak”, ‘real’, ‘loved it as much as Burial Rites’, ‘evocative’, ‘I found the fragility of the life amazing’ & ‘One small thing goes wrong & you’re gone’. Others thought that the people were really tough as they could survive such tough conditions, although in the podcast she said that this was before the potato blight hit & that the people’s diet was actually quite good. We also discussed the role of the new priest, Mary’s life & the motivation of Eilis, the role of “fairies” in so many societies, including Myanmar which I discovered in January.
Lots of chocolate foodstuffs consumed by all Ros
Score : 4