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Misleading Miss Verity - behind the scenes

Discussion Guide

  1. Which character in this novel do you identify with the most? Why?

  2. In the novel, Verity is faced with a series of challenges regarding her family , identity, and faith. Do you find her story sympathetic? Have you ever had a situation where you have been challenged? Did it cause a personal change?

  3. What do you consider to be the important themes in this novel? What examples did you find?

  4. Do you find Anthony's story sympathetic? Why / why not? 

  5. If you could give Verity one piece of advice, what would it be? What advice would you give Anthony?

  6. In what ways do Verity and Anthony change throughout the novel? What do you consider to be the biggest factor(s) in their change?

  7. While this is a work of fiction, certain historical elements and places are referenced, such as the mention of convicts in Sydney, New South Wales. How did these historical details affect the narrative? Did they help you to feel a sense of time & place?

  8. What were the most appealing parts of the book?

  9. Did you enjoy seeing references to other characters? Why / why not?

  10.  What do you think happens next?

Find out more about the images and inspiration by following the     > Misleading Miss Verity Pinterest board here:

< Click through to check out the images from my trip to Scotland, including pictures from the village of Kirkcudbright and

the fairytale-like

Dunrobin Castle, that helped inspire different scenes from Misleading Miss Verity.