|Sent on:||Monday, June 11, 2012 10:35 PM|
Announcing a new Meetup for The Islington Book Group!
What: IBG Author Q+A - Gerard MacDonald - The Prisoner's Wife
When: Wednesday, July 18,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Four Sisters
25 Canonbury Lane, Islington N1
London N1 2AS
We have had three fantastic author meetups over the past year.
It has been great for us to get the background and motivation from the authors, as well as gain a better understanding of the characters and themes of the book so we are doing it again next month
We are lucky enough to have a bonafide "proper" author among us. One of our long standing members, Gerard MacDonald, is a published author.
He has very kindly agreed to allow us to grill him on his writing career and his new book - The Prisoner's Wife.
Below is a synopsis from the Waterstone's site
"Shawn Maguire, an unemployed American spy, is paid to find a suspected terrorist kidnapped by his former colleagues in the CIA. Travelling with the prisoner's beautiful but mysterious wife, Shawn follows the detainee's trail from Paris to Morocco, then to Egypt and Pakistan. But it isn't long before Shawn discovers that nothing is quite what it seems and he'll need all of his CIA training to survive. If it comes down to a fight, he believes he can handle the prisoner. But will he be able to handle the prisoner's wife? The "Prisoner's Wife" is a tense trip through the murky worlds of state-sponsored terrorism, secret American jails, and extraordinary and lawless rendition that will grip fans of John le Carre."
I'm really looking forward to reading and discussing this as we haven't read this genre for ages but mostly because I know that I will get answers to all of my questions on the book directly from the author.
The spaces are also limited for this meetup, to ensure that the room isn't too full. Please rsvp asap so that you don't miss out and please remember to change your rsvp if you can't make it to so that others that want to come along are able to.
It isn't necessary to have read the book before attending the meetup but you will probably find the discussion more engaging if you have.
See you then