Reading Groups

Paris ’97 by Eric Hamilton

1. Who is your favorite character? Why?

2. Author Eric Hamilton uses his story to outline various theories about the death of Princess Diana. Discuss these theories.

3. Has reading Paris ’97 affected your feelings about the death of Princess Diana?

4. What do you consider to be the number one legacy of the Princess? How has she affected your personal life?

5. How do you feel about other members of Diana’s immediate family – in particular Charles, William and Harry.

6. Comment on the author’s belief that those who profit from war should not control our agenda.

7. Both Joy and Daniel are able to find peace through forgiveness. Has reading about their experiences affected your own life?

8. It is clear that the author has great respect for the humanitarian Jean Vanier and his work with disadvantaged people. Tell the group about the life and work of a person who you admire.

9. Jim Morrison, Leonard Cohen and mc solaar are three musicians mentioned in Paris ’97. Eric Hamilton also makes mention of a number of classic movies. If you were writing a novel, would you include references to real musicians and/or movies? If so, which ones and why?

10. In the Afterword, the writer Guy Dauncey speaks of “Seven Wonders we can create”. Lead a group discussion on his ideas.