Book Club

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BOOK CLUB  MEETING

Future meetings to start with members arriving at mid day, ordering drinks etc at the bar beforehand   Discussions to start soon after, then a platter of sandwiches and home made soup to arrive around 1 pm. (Cost £7 per person) coffee or tea with biscuits also provided.    This is to run for a trial period, say three months, then we can all review

what a fascinating session, and who would have thought such a small book could generate such a lot of discussion!    We chatted for nearly an hour about the book!      Some people felt that it was just like reading a small chapter in a large book with the earlier chapters and the later chapters missing.   The historical setting was not really developed in the book, but nevertheless we discussed Chairman Mao, the Great Leap Forward, the cultural revolution, the way other countries like Vietnam and Cambodia had similar histories. With Phnom Penh etc.

Who knew that the seamstress went on to become a prostitute in the big city? That aspect had completely gone over my head. It was like a bombshell to me!

Anyhow, thank you again for your contributions, we all agreed that everyone would bring just ONE question to the next session

Thursday 6th April – All the Light we cannot see

Thursday 18th May – Cuckoo Calling (Robert Galbraith, aka JKRowling)

Monday 26th June – The Search (Nora Roberts)

Tuesday 8th August – Me before you (Jo Jo Moyes)

dates below in process of being confirmed with Mill Ride.

Wednesday 20 September –  I see you  (Clare McIntosh)

Thursday 2 November – the Paris architect (Charles Balfoure)

friday 1 December?

Future meetings to start with members arriving at mid day, ordering drinks etc at the bar beforehand.  Coffee served soon after arrival.    Soup and sandwiches arrive around 12.45 pm