REALM OF BOOKS
|Due to the CoVid 19 virus the Realm of Books meetings in person are cancelled for the timebeing. In the meantime, we are meeting via Zoom. Watch this space for updates.|
The meetings are usually held at All Saints Church, Newmarket on the 4th Friday of the month starting at 2.30 pm but for the timebeing we are meeting via Zooom
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020 the Realm of Books have been ‘meeting’ via Zoom instead of in All Saints Church Hall. There have normally been up to ten of us giving voice from our different sitting rooms.
Now we are all becoming more optimistic about the future and in hopeful anticipation the U3A has booked All Saints Church Hall again for our Realm of Books meetings, 24th September 2021 being the start date.
We will discuss our latest book “Murder of a Lady” by Anthony Wynn on Zoom on 27th August, as we have done for the last months, but I look forward to meeting you all again in person on 24th September. The chosen book is “Music and Silence” by Rose Tremain and I will be in touch nearer the time to confirm the arrangement.
Our latest choice, for July, was “City of Djinns - A year in Delhi” by William Dalrymple. Some of us found it a rather a difficult read at first but then went on to enjoy this intriguing travelogue describing Delhi as a city of Djinns (spirits, invisible to the naked eye). The author shows the inequality and social divisions, not just during the Raj, but before and after as well. A memorable and interesting character portrayed in the book was the landlady, Mrs Puri. To find out about our readers’ views in full please look at the reports under Covid-19 Book Group July 2021.
Please feel welcome to come and join us in September if you are looking forward to getting back to meeting socially again. We always welcome new faces.
Read reports of previous books we have read via the link on this page.