Leigh & District

Book Reading & Armchair Critics

Facilitator:Norma Sumner01942 672846
Venue & time:Leigh Miners1pm - 3pm1st Monday in month

June Book review was Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. In an American hospital a newborn baby dies and the nurse who has been banned from looking after him by his white supremacist father is blamed.
The harrowing court case that follows brings a frank and harrowing insight into prejudice in many guises. It manages to challenge the reader to examine their own opinions. It was not an easy or a comfortable read for many but a good story with a worthy subject and some welcome twists and turns. Well recommended.

Our next read is a return to the classic genre with Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Theatre lovers are looking forward to The Queens of Coal at the Royal Exchange in July.

Meanwhile happy reading and enjoy this glorious sunshine until our next meeting on Monday 2July

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Our May meeting saw a lively discussion after reading Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The author is famous for her ability to express major issues succinctly. She never wastes a word in dealing with major issues of good and evil. This novel shows clearly the state of women’ place in society after WW1, education, social mores and not least the good and bad in human nature. She shows a great understanding of young women (her Creme de la Creme). A most welcome classic enjoyed by all who read it.

The visit to Manchester Royal Exchange for Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard was a huge success. Using the Advantage ‘bus for Saturday matinee was very welcome and will be used again for Maxine Peake’s The Queens of Coal.
The film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a British classic. It was a good representation of the book which we had enjoyed as a Book Reading group.

Our next read is Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. It looks to be a gritty read.
The next group is on Monday 4th June.

Good reading until then everyone.

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More Group Pages
Art Appreciation Bird Watching
Board Games Book Reading & Armchair Critics
Bowls Creative Writing
Crime & Punishment 1 Crime & Punishment 2
Culture Club Egyptology
Family History French
iPads & Tablets Italian
Knitting Local History
Luncheon Club Maths
Musical Instruments Play Reading
Poetry Appreciation Quilters & Needlework
Relaxation/Support Scrabble
Shakespeare Singing for Fun
Spanish Ukulele
Watercolour Painting Women & History