Below are some questions for us to discuss about our first book, Lolly Willowes. Add your two pennyworth in the comments below!
What do you think the book is about?
What do you think the book is saying about women’s opportunities in twentieth-century Britain?
Much of the novel is set in the countryside. Is this important do you think? Would it work if set in a city? If not, why not?
How does the character Lolly Willowes change during the story? Did your feelings about her change?
How far do you feel that some women (then and now) could relate to Lolly Willowes?
What do you feel that Lolly Willowes has to say about love? And about marriage, and families?
Were you surprised by the turn of events in the book? What did you make of them?
What did you like most (and least) about the book?
Does this book make you want to read more by Sylvia Townsend Warner?
If you could ask the author one question about the book what would it be?