Tue, 21 Apr|
SA Book Club - ella minnow pea
Time & Location
21 Apr 2020, 19:30
pentahotel Reading, Oxford Rd, Reading RG1 7RH, UK
About The Event
Please join us for the next book group in the foyer bar at Penta Hotel, Oxford Road, Reading.
This month's book is ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dun (chosen by Eithne)
"Ella Minnow Pea is an epistolary novel set on the fictional island of Nollop, situated off the coast of South Carolina and home to the inventor of the pangram The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog. The islanders have erected a monument to honour their late hero, but one day a tile with the letter "Z" falls from the statue. The leaders interpret the fallen tile as a message from beyond the grave and the letter is banned from use. On an island where the residents pride themselves on their love of language, this is seen as a tragedy. They are still reeling from the shock, when another tile falls and then another. Mark Dunn takes us on a journey against time through the eyes of Ella Minnow Pea and her family as they race to find another phrase containing all the letters of the alphabet to save them from being unable to communicate."