The Help

There really is nothing like a holiday for finally getting round to reading that pile of books that has been growing taller by the side of you bed. Is it just me, or does anyone else keep on buying books, even when they have several unread already?

One of my favourite holiday reads has been The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Easy to read, moving, hilarious and tragic, it’s set in a small Mississippi town in the 1960’s and follows the story of three very different women and how they seek to create change, by writing a book documenting the stories of the local black maids and the good and bad relationships they have with their white employers. A compelling book that made me laugh out loud and proud to be a woman, I found myself completely immersed in the characters and their stories.

It’s often a little disapointing (make that a lot, in some cases) when a favourite book is made into a film. But the trailor for this one looks like it might just be as good as the book and I love the look of the costumes and interiors (particulary that bathroom wallpaper!). Released on the 28th of October in the Uk, it’s well worth reading the book first.

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