A reading group guide for Jill McGivering’s deeply moving and provocative novel, The Last Kestrel, can be downloaded here
Jill McGivering is a senior news correspondent and has worked with the BBC for 17 years, mainly in Asia. The Last Kestrel is her first novel and has been chosen as The Orange New Writers Book of the Month.
Set in Afghanistan’s dangerous Helmand Province, The Last Kestrel is the story of two very strong women from two very different cultures, who are brought together with one unifying cause: survival. It is a book which will resonate with fans of The Kite Runner and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
‘[an] impressive first novel which fans of The Kite Runner will love’ Daily Mail
‘Disturbing and heartfelt’ The Times
‘a deeply compassionate and thoughtful novel’ Fergal Keane
‘Beautifully written’ Woman’s Day
Watch Jill McGivering talking about The Last Kestrel and Far From my Father’s House, her second novel: