CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively
Wednesday 29th March 2023 – 7:15 for :7:30pm
Claudia Hampton – beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a ‘history of the world … and in the process, my own’. And it is her story from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond.
But Claudia’s life is entwined with others and she must allow those who knew her, loved her, the chance to speak, to put across their point of view. There is Gordon, brother and adversary; Jasper, her untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool conventional daughter; and then there is Tom, her one great love, found and lost in wartime Egypt. Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire.
The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Griffiths
BOOK CLUB: The Sentence – Louise Erdrich
Wednesday 19th April 2023 – 7:15 for :7:30pm
A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer.
Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading ‘with murderous attention,’ must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation and furious reckoning. The Sentence begins on All Souls’ Day 2019 and ends on All Souls’ Day 2020.
The discussion will be led by 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 £5 which includes a glass of wine.