Henley-on-Thames

Book Group

Book Your chosen books are listed below together with the current Amazon price.
We meet at the River & Rowing Museum on the 4th Thursday of the month at 3p.m.

Contact: Judith Dooley 0118 947 2526

Mar28 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks £6.99
After a short stay in France (1910) Stephen Wraysford volunteers in 1914 to go to France to fight. Faulk points out the horror of the war; description of the trenches, the tunnels where some soldiers were trapped, the mud and the nonsense of the fight. It is very moving.
Apl 25 Defectors – Joseph Karon £3.99
A spy thriller set against the background of the Cold War. Frank, a valued member of the C.I.A., flees to Moscow with his wife because he is about to be exposed as a soviet agent. A real page turner.
May 23 Black Water – Louise Doughty £5.18
Louise Doughty wrote Apple Tree Yard which was adapted for television. Black Water is enthralling from the start, a real page turner. It is a mixture of thriller, descriptions of childhood and the effect it has on Harper in adulthood. Partially set in Asia it is evocative of the turbulent history of Indonesia. An intelligent but not academic book and a cracking read.
Jun 27 The Witch Finder’s Sister – Beth Underdown £3.99
This is a first novel and totally compelling. Set in England in the 1600’s, it fictionalises the story of Mathew Hopkins who really existed as a witch finder.
July 25 Pompeii – Robert Harris £8.46
If you wondered what it was like for the inhabitants of the Pompeii area in AD79 when Vesuvius erupted, this is the book for you. Robert Harris at his best, following the story from the point of view of Marcus Prius, the engineer of the aqueduct that brought fresh water to 1.4 million people in the area.
Aug 22 The Great Coat – Helen Dunmore £8.46
Set in the same post war era as The Betrayal but swaps the setting to the East Riding of Yorkshire. Isabel Carey moves with her husband Philip, a G.P. Always a good read.

Contact: Judith Dooley 0118 947 2526

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Music Appreciation Photography
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Post film discussion Spanish
Table Tennis for the Retired The Discussion Club
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