Book club: The Changeling by Robin Jenkins – Tuesday 23 April 2019

Our next book club meeting is in Portobello at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 April 2019. We’re discussing The Changeling by Robin Jenkin. All welcome, whether you’re a regular Sunday Assembly participant or not. Message us here if you’d like to come along and we’ll let you know the exact venue.

“After discovering life outside the slums, a young boy is torn between what he has and what he wants, but not suited for either. Thirteen-year-old Tom Curdie, the product of a Glasgow slum, is on probation for theft. His teachers admit that he is clever, but only one, Charles Forbes, sees an uncanny warmth in his reticence and in his seemingly insolent smile. So he decides to take Tom on holiday with his own family. This powerful novel explores one of Jenkins’s consistent and most fruitful themes; how goodness and innocence are compromised when faced with the pressures of growing up and becoming part of society.”