16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Square #3: St Martin's Day

The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro

Book themes for St. Martin’s Day: Read a book set on a vineyard, or in a rural setting, –OR– a story where the MC searches for/gets a new job. –OR– A book with a lantern on the cover, or books set before the age of electricity. –OR– A story dealing with an act of selfless generosity (like St. Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar).


Many thanks to Jennifer's Books. if it had not been for her post, I would have missed that a book set before the age of electricity is on the list for this square.


I'll nominate The Buried Giant for this one. It's set in post-Roman Britain, just after King Arthur. 


There is no electricity. And no coconuts either...