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Apropos of nothing- I've just heard that a publisher is going to re-print a book my ( late ) father wrote in his twenties.  He was a fighter pilot and badly burned in the Battle of Britain.  I wish I could bellow up to heaven and let him know, he'd be so pleased. 
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pen21 wrote:

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East of the Sun - Chapters 38 - end of the book. Please join in.

 

Please join in and let's discuss the last chapters.

Julia please join us.

Luanne


 


 

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What a nice way to have your father remembered.

Had you read your father's book before?


Julia_Gregson wrote:
Apropos of nothing- I've just heard that a publisher is going to re-print a book my ( late ) father wrote in his twenties.  He was a fighter pilot and badly burned in the Battle of Britain.  I wish I could bellow up to heaven and let him know, he'd be so pleased. 
Julia_Gregson wrote:
Will do! J
pen21 wrote:

Since there hasn't been any new threads, I have posted a new thread titled

 

East of the Sun - Chapters 38 - end of the book. Please join in.

 

Please join in and let's discuss the last chapters.

Julia please join us.

Luanne


 


 


 

 
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I'm ashamed to admit not properly, or at least only in an adolescent way before he died.  However, a few months ago, I read it hungrily for clues to him. I was stunned by how well written it was- he was only 22 when he had it published. I longed to  discuss it with him. 

pen21 wrote:

 

What a nice way to have your father remembered.

Had you read your father's book before?


Julia_Gregson wrote:
Apropos of nothing- I've just heard that a publisher is going to re-print a book my ( late ) father wrote in his twenties.  He was a fighter pilot and badly burned in the Battle of Britain.  I wish I could bellow up to heaven and let him know, he'd be so pleased. 
Julia_Gregson wrote:
Will do! J
pen21 wrote:

Since there hasn't been any new threads, I have posted a new thread titled

 

East of the Sun - Chapters 38 - end of the book. Please join in.

 

Please join in and let's discuss the last chapters.

Julia please join us.

Luanne


 


 


 

 

 


pen21 wrote:

 

What a nice way to have your father remembered.

Had you read your father's book before?


Julia_Gregson wrote:
Apropos of nothing- I've just heard that a publisher is going to re-print a book my ( late ) father wrote in his twenties.  He was a fighter pilot and badly burned in the Battle of Britain.  I wish I could bellow up to heaven and let him know, he'd be so pleased. 
Julia_Gregson wrote:
Will do! J
pen21 wrote:

Since there hasn't been any new threads, I have posted a new thread titled

 

East of the Sun - Chapters 38 - end of the book. Please join in.

 

Please join in and let's discuss the last chapters.

Julia please join us.

Luanne


 


 


 

 

 

Ipen21 wrote:

 

What a nice way to have your father remembered.

Had you read your father's book before?


Julia_Gregson wrote:
Apropos of nothing- I've just heard that a publisher is going to re-print a book my ( late ) father wrote in his twenties.  He was a fighter pilot and badly burned in the Battle of Britain.  I wish I could bellow up to heaven and let him know, he'd be so pleased. 
Julia_Gregson wrote:
Will do! J
pen21 wrote:

Since there hasn't been any new threads, I have posted a new thread titled

 

East of the Sun - Chapters 38 - end of the book. Please join in.

 

Please join in and let's discuss the last chapters.

Julia please join us.

Luanne


 


 


 

 

 

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Re: East of the Sun: Questions for Julia Gregson?

SPOILER FOR 400's PAGES

 

Julia, I thought your book was wonderful.  However, one part nags at me --- the section where Viva is abducted, then manages to escape in a crowd of Diwali celebrators, and ends up in Guy's hands.  It seemed contrived and implausible.

 

Were English people solicited as spies for Indian organizations?

 

What purpose did you intend this section to serve in the greater scheme of the book and plot? 

 

I don't mean to be critical, but feel like there is something I am missing or just not understanding.

Laura

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
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Re: East of the Sun: Questions for Julia Gregson?

Julia

When you started this book I would like to know what your initial intent was.

Was it to show the innocence of the young people from England and how that affected their experience in India?

Was it how we each grow through our lives experiences especially when dropped in a setting like India with its politics?

Was it just the human experience and interactions that one could experience in any country?

Or is it a combination of it all?

Just curious if your intent for the book changed as you were writing this story.

Luanne