Bookworms 4: Meet 3rd Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.,every month.
Leader: Maggie Hayes
One of five groups, which provide the opportunity to share thoughts on books, read by members.
At present we have full membership of this group
The reading list for the coming months is below in "Dates for your diary"
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Feb 19th||
The Rings of Saturn by W G Sebald
The Rings of Saturn — with its curious archive of photographs — records a walking tour along the east coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne's skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, and Joseph Conrad.
|Wed Mar 18th||
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndam
The Day of the Triffids is a 1951 post-apocalyptic novel by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. After most people in the world are blinded by an apparent meteor shower, an aggressive species of plant starts killing people.
|Wed Apr 15th||
Snow falling on Cedars by David Gutterson
In 1954 a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt.
|Wed May 20th||
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Jude Fawley is a rural stone mason with intellectual aspirations. ... But life as a social outcast proves undermining, and when tragedy occurs, Sue has no resilience and Jude is left in despair.
|Wed Jun 17th||
Pieces of Happiness by Ann Ostley
A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves.
|Wed Jul 15th||
The Dry by Jane Harper
In the grip of the worst drought in a century, the farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily when three members of a local family are found brutally slain.
|Wed Aug 19th||
Shadowplay by Joseph O’Conner
1878- The Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together, a life that will be full of drama, transformation, passionate and painful devotion to art and to one another. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man and impresario; Ellen Terry is the most lauded and desired actress of her generation, outspoken and generous of heart; and ever following along behind them in the shadows is the unremarkable theatre manager, Bram Stoker.
|Wed Sep 16th||
Dancing by the Light of the Moon by Giles Brandreth
The inimitable Gyles Brandreth revels in wordplay, rhythm and lyrical eloquence with this deftly curated anthology of poetry that runs the gamut from W.H. Auden to Rupi Kaur. A celebration of language and craft and a testament to the enduring power of the verse form.
|Wed Oct 21st||
Circe by Madeline Miller
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves
|Wed Nov 18th||TBA|
|Wed Dec 16th||Bookworms 4 Christmas Party|