Excellent review of The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club.
In brief: In the late 1970s, the Northern Territory is a rugged place, where the people are at the whim of the weather. Despite this, Sybil starts a book club to build friendships for her and her daughter-in-law.
The good: The friendships between the women and the look at life not that long ago in the Aussie outback.
The not-so-good: Some of the things that happen to the characters are very, very sad.
Why I chose it: Thanks to Hachette, who know I enjoy a good Aussie story.
Setting: Northern Territory, Australia
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Books set in Australia’s Northern Territory are few and far between, so I was really entranced by the premise of Sophie Green’s The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club. Not only is it set in the NT, but it’s set in the late…
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