Leek Wootton W I reading group review Charles Cumming’s A Foreign Country
Review of The House of Hidden Mothers by Meera Syal
The group reviewing this has decided to be anonymous, but here are their thoughts:
A bit of a page turner. It deals with serious ideas, but is often very humorous.
The main subject is surrogacy, and is set in India. Until 2013, when the law changed, India was the surrogacy capital of the world, as it was so much cheaper there.
The book explores the problems and pitfalls of surrogacy, but also many other issues are woven into the story, such as the state of Indian society and it’s dishonesty, poverty, the position of women , relationships , and the difficulty of being between cultures.
All the main characters are very likeable, and presented in such a way for the reader to see why they behave as they do, and therefore empathise with them.