REALM OF BOOKS
The meetings are held at All Saints Church, Newmarket on the 4th Friday of the month starting at 2.30 pm.
|27 September:||Louisa Young||'My dear I wanted to tell you', or one of her other books.|
|25 October:||Gail Honeyman||'Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine'.|
|22 November:||Tara Westover||'Educated' or Henry Marsh 'Admissions'|
The complete list is to be found here: BOOK LIST FOR 2019 2020
The September choice for the Realm of Books was “My Dear, I wanted to tell you” by Louisa Young. Many of us thought that although it had a slow start, once we got into it we found it an excellent novel. Much of it was based on factual evidence about Major Gillies, a plastic surgeon, who treated men with horrific facial injuries during WWI. The subject matter, although horribly graphic, was brilliantly described but the story covered so much more. There was a love story running through it and issues about class and family disfunction and how both men and women were affected by war. All the characters were interestingly and realistically portrayed.