Book Club

BOOK CLUB: Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

Wednesday 2nd March – 6:45 for 7pm

Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of it’s wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls. On Tuesdays and Fridays Piranesi sees his friend, the Other. At other times he brings tributes of food to the Dead. But mostly, he is alone. Messages begin to appear, scratched out in chalk on the pavements. There is someone new in the House. But who are they and what do they want? Are they a friend or do they bring destruction and madness as the Other claims?

The discussion will be led by Jane Owen and Tim O’Kelly

Everyone is welcome – either let us know beforehand or just turn up on the night. If you would like to be added to the emailing list just go to our contacts page and put  your details in with ‘Book Club’ in the Subject line.  Our book club meetings cost £4 which includes a glass of wine.

 

 


CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson

Wednesday 30th March – 6:45 for 7pm

Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian for company, Merricat just wants to preserve their delicate way of life.
But ever since Constance was acquitted of murdering the rest of the family, the world isn’t leaving the Blackwoods alone. And when Cousin Charles arrives, armed with overtures of friendship and a desperate need to get into the safe, Merricat must do everything in her power to protect the remaining family.

Everyone is welcome – either let us know beforehand or just turn up on the night. If you would like to be added to the emailing list just go to our contacts page and put  your details in with ‘Book Club’ in the Subject line.  Our book club meetings cost £4 which includes a glass of wine.

 

 

Events

Welcome to our events page. Below is a list of our current programme – please contact us for more information or if you would like to hold an event in the shop.

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Pondero Petersfield – Spring 2022 Series

Friday 21st January 11:00am – 12:30pm: Skin Cancer: What it Looks Like in 2022

Friday 4th February 11:00am – 12:30pm: Care Homes: How the pandemic affected the care home sector

Friday 11th February 11:00am – 12:30pm: Women’s Health: Lifting the Taboo on this important topic

Friday 4th March 11:00am – 12:30pm: Emotional Freedom: Escaping the ties that bind us

Friday 11th March: 11:00am – 12:30pm: From Gold to Cryptocurrencies: An historic overview of money creation

Friday 25th March 11:00am – 12:30pm: Free from Fear: Getting rid of the gremlins that hold you back

Tickets and information from https://pondero.co.uk/


Wednesday 9th February 6:30pm

Thomas Harding in conversation with Adrian Woooldridge

White Debt – The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery

When Thomas Harding discovered that his mother’s family had made money from plantations worked by enslaved people, what began as an interrogation into the choices of his ancestors soon became a quest to learn more about Britain’s role in slavery. Captivating, moving and meditative, White Debt combines a searing personal quest with a deep investigation of a shared history that is little discussed amongst White people. It offers a powerful rebuttal of the national amnesia that masks the role of the British in this devastating period, and asks vital questions about the legacy we have been left with – cultural, political and moral – and whether future generations of those who benefited from slavery need to acknowledge and take responsibility for the White Debt.


MAH-JONG at One Tree Books

Taking bookings now!

Mah-Jong expert Sheila Lucas is running a 4 week course from February 1st on a Tuesday afternoon for up to 12 people. Sessions cost £10 and start at 2pm and are suitable for beginners and intermediate players. Why not come and have lunch in Ginger’s cafe beforehand, or stay on for tea afterwards. For more details please ask in the shop or contact Sheila directly: sheilalucasme@icloud.com


Ginger’s Cafe

We are a proudly vegetarian and plant-based company.

Sample menus include: Shaksuka and parsley with sourdough toast; Spinach and croque monsieur or garlic, balsamic and thyme mushrooms on toast. We have a deli counter at the back of the shop in the café serving lunch between 11:30 - 2:30, soup of the day, a selection of quiches, frittatas and salad and locally baked cakes.

We try our best to use products and suppliers that are at least one of the golden 4: Organic; Local; Reduced plastic; Reduced carbon imprint.

Book Doctor

An appointment with our book doctor makes a great gift - for a birthday or a wedding, or just to treat yourself or a friend.  Our personal service begins with a consultation usually lasting 30 minutes or so which includes coffee and a welcome pack, discussing your reading tastes and getting an idea of what you love most about books. We then send out a monthly book choice to any address in the UK (other destinations available on request).

Prices start at £60 for 6 months, or £120 for 12 months.