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‘The Good People’ Coming to the Big Screen!

‘The Good People’ Coming to the Big Screen!

Exciting news was announced this week, with the film rights to Hannah Kent’s The Good People being optioned to Australian production company Aquarius Films!

 

The Good People was one of my favourite books of 2016! Set in 1800’s rural Ireland, this is a story of traditional fairylore colliding with early Catholicism; a story of superstition and steadfast belief; and a story of the power of fear, and the power of love.

Hannah Kent is undoubtably a wonderful storyteller. With rich, evocative prose and compelling characters, her stories carry with them an incredible sense of time and place.

I simply cannot wait to see The Good People brought to life!

Below is an excerpt of my review of The Good People, followed by that for Kent’s debut novel, Burial Rites, another five star read that would make wonderful cinematic viewing! Please follow the links for the full reviews!

The Good People, by Hannah Kent. Book Review.

The Good People, by Hannah Kent. Book Review.

“Kate leant down and looked Mary in the eye, still gripping her water pail. ‘I’m going to tell you something now, girl, and you’d best be listening to…

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Book Review.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Book Review.

“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.” Hannah Kent, in Burial Rites.    Every now and…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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