The group meets on the third Monday at 2pm
Open to Books continues to thrive and we have welcomed several new members this year. As members take turns to choose our monthly book this has once more broadened our range of literature.
We began with a challenging but daring tale of Nathaniel’s Nutmeg by Giles Milton; a story of the rivalry between the Dutch and the English to conquer the Spice Trade.
For ‘light’ relief we moved on to Margaret Attwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”-a dystopian novel which provoked much discussion especially as we remember the Suffragette movement this year.
Several of our choices have been crime novels such as The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith and Lee Child’s The Killing Floor.
Another challenging read was William Golding’s “The Spire”- a dark and powerful portrait of one man’s will during the construction of a spire loosely based on Salisbury cathedral.
One of our favourite reads has been “ A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. Through the story of an aristocrat spending his life unable to leave a hotel in Moscow you can see the history of Russia just after the Revolution. As one of our group lived in Russia for several years our discussion was lively and very informative.
We agree and disagree about our book choices but we all agree that we have some enjoyable afternoons with lovely company and welcome refreshments.
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