Book Circle 3
Book Circle 3
The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, at the convener's house in Hanwell. Participants arrive at 10am or soon after for a hot drink, and then we have a discussion about a novel for roughly an hour after that.
Book Circle 3 is currently taking one novel from each decade of the twentieth century and January finds us in the 30s. To represent this decade we have chosen "South Riding" by Winifred Holtby. Set in Yorkshire it looks with intelligent sympathy at a range of people living through the difficult years between the wars.
February takes us to the 40s and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. It's about an American volunteer in the Spanish civil war, and deals with intense relationships and dangerous situations.
In March the 50s are represented by "Kingfishers Catch Fire" by Rumer Godden. Sophie, an English mother of two, arrives to set up home in Kashmir, not realising the turmoil her arrival will provoke.
We have room for one more member in our group.
If you like reading and discussing books, and would like to join us, please contact the Convenor.
Convener: Grace Craddock, 020 8813 0667, or email through the blue bird, above right
Recent books read by this group have been:
September 2018 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
October 2018 - the 1901-1910 choice, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
November 2018 - our 1911-1920 book, In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield
December 2018 - the 1921-1930 book, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque