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25th May 2020: Posted
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The next choice of the Good Faith Book Club is Set Free by Emma Slade. We will share thoughts by Saturday July 27th, most probably on line, rather than being back in The Welcome Space.

Founder member Mike Cragg suggested this one, after seeing the author on the BBC's Sunday Morning Stories programme, The book blurb reads:

"Emma Slade was a high-flying debt analyst for a large investment bank, when she was taken hostage in a hotel room on a business trip to Jakarta. She thought she was lucky to come out of it unscathed, but over the ensuing weeks and months, as the financial markets crashed, Emma became her own distressed asset as the trauma following the event took hold.

Realising her view on life had profoundly changed she embarked upon a journey, discovering the healing power of yoga and, in Bhutan, opening her eyes to a kinder, more peaceful way of living.

From fast-paced City life to the stillness of Bhutan's Himalayan mountains, Set Free is the inspiring true story of Emma's astonishing life lived to extremes and all that that entails: work, travel, spirituality, Buddhism, relationships, and the underlying question of what makes a meaningful life."

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