Book Circle 3
Book Circle 3
The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month except August, 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.
We take it in turns to present a book of our own choice, but with the agreement of the group. We do like everybody to contribute, if only a little, at each meeting.
In September Book Circle 3 are meeting on a later date than usual, the 19th, when we will discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. It begins with the death by drowning of a teenage girl, and deals with the effect of that event on her seemingly united family.
After that, we embark on a project to read a novel from each decade of the twentieth century.
The 1901-1910 choice is The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, a novel examining the place of women in society, and focusing upon Lily Bart, who must marry to survive - discussed on 10th October.
On November 14th, our 1911-1920 book is In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield, a collection of boisterous, malicious tilts at the German way of life in a Bavarian watering place.
The third decade is represented by Erich Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front which we'll talk about on the 12th December. It describes the experiences of German soldiers in the first world war, both during and after the conflict.
There is room for one more person in our group.
If you would like to join us please contact Grace or Ruth Wheatman(email - firstname.lastname@example.org).
Convener: Grace Craddock, 020 8813 0667, email through the blue bird, above right