The Road to Grantchester

The Road to Grantchester

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A prequel to the Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London, where, as a traumatized veteran, he navigates devastating survivor guilt and a haphazard religious calling.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.
ISBN: 9781635570588
Branch Call Number: F RUNCIE
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 22 cm.


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This prequel is a good starting point for Grantchester fans. Although 7th in the series, this book follows a traumatized war veteran Sidney as he deals with survivors guilt and his religious calling.

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sapl3 Apr 08, 2020


Though not a mystery in itself, this volume is a prequel to the Grantchester mystery series (books) and gives us a picture of what led Sydney Chambers to his calling as a vicar. It is 1938 and war is on the horizon. Sydney Chambers spends the next seven years serving his country, gaining a Military Cross, and suffers the loss of friends and companions. Everything that’s happened to him during this time shapes his future as a private citizen and a member of the clergy. It gives us an understanding of why he thinks the way he does and helps explain the reasons for the actions that he takes in his day to day life.

This is a must-read for everyone who has enjoyed reading the Grantchester Mysteries.

Joanne gives The Road to Grantchester 4 daggers out of 5!


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