Book Club

CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

Wednesday 11th January 2023 – 7:15 for :7:30pm

The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus’s Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist’s ‘eternal imagination’.

Both an insight into Joyce’s life and childhood, and a unique work of modernist fiction, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to fully come into themselves.

The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Griffiths

 


BOOK CLUB: Cloud Cuckoo Land – Anthony Doerr

Wednesday 1st February 2023 – 7:15 for :7:30pm

‘There is magic in this place … You just have to sit and breathe and wait and it will find you’ Fifteenth-century Constantinople. Present day Idaho. The future, and humanity’s last hope. Across time and space, five young dreamers are bound by a single ancient text. Together, they tell a story of a world in peril; of the power of words, of resilience, and of hope against all odds.

The discussion will be led by Sally Jay

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 £5 which includes a glass of wine.