The convenor for Novel Readers is Betty Williams.
Novel Readers meet on the Third Tuesday of each month.
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Members with a love of reading might like to join the Novel Readers Group. For a fee of £60 per annum (shared between its members so the more we have, the cheaper per head it is) Devon Libraries send us a batch of copies of a book which we take away to read, and then discuss at a following meeting. It’s all very informal (one does not need a degree in literature!) and it’s interesting to hear others’ opinions which, quite often, differ from one’s own.
Novel Readers met at Marilyn’s to discuss Robert Harris’s “The Ghost”, which was universally enjoyed.
It was a fast-moving political thriller with thinly veiled comparisons to the political landscape of the time, with tense twists, tight turns and suprises all the way to the final page. Stepping into the shoes of his predecessor who has died, the ghost writer is hired to complete a former Prime Minister’s biography, and uncovers more than he bargains for. The author points out which road for the reader to follow and leaves us on our own to find the answers, which is half the pleasure.
The group will meet again at Marilyn’s on July 19th to compare notes on this month’s read, Booker prize winner, ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo.
In August the meeting on the 16th will revert to Betty’s.