Newcastle

Good Read

Name of group: Good Read

The purpose of the group: We discuss the book which has been chosen previously by one of the group. The member who recommended it introduces the book and gives some information about the author. Most of our recent books have been novels.

Venue: Room 2, Pink Lane

Days/times: the fourth Monday of each month beginning at 2 p.m. Usually ends about 3.30 pm, depending on how lively the discussion becomes.

Each meeting’s subscription: £1.00 ( coffee/tea and biscuits included)

Our next meeting is Monday 27 January 2020.

The book is "The Silence of the Girls" by Pat Barker. This is a version of the Iliad narrated by one of the enslaved Trojan women. It includes descriptions of battle and how it feels to be a captive. Written in modern, colloquial language it brings these mythical Greek heroes vividly to life.

If you have read the book but are unable to come to the meeting it would be helpful to send in your comments. This will add to the group discussion.

To see the list of titles from previous years please click on the link to the right.

We are choosing more books for 2020.

The title for February is "Soldier Spy" by Tom Marcus. This is a contemporary memoir by a soldier working to prevent terrorist attacks in Britain.

Janet Devoy
Group Co-ordinator

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