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Book Group 4

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In September, we discuss one book that each of us has read over the summer and would recommend to others. We do the same at the first meeting after the Christmas break. Otherwise, our reading list comes from member's suggestions and includes a whole range of genres, writers, countries. The final list is generally picked out of a hat.

The books chosen to read over the current year were:
Northanger Abbey, reimagined in modern times by Val McDiarmid. The consensus was that Val should stick to her crime novels! We had nothing good to say about it.
The Storyteller by Jodie Picoult sees the protagonist question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family.
Coffin Road by Peter May. Not as intriguing as his Lewis trilogy but none the less a good read; a story focussing on an environmental issue that affects us now.
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore is set in 1792. While the French Revolution is being discussed in radical English circles, a young, spirited young woman comes to fear her builder husband and what he may have done with his first wife.
A Petrol Scented Spring by local author Ajay Close. Ajay joined our group for this discussion and added to our understanding of her novel about suffragettes imprisoned in Perth Prison. As the photos show, we enjoyed her company very much.
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Kroen, 83-1/4 Years Old. Some found this telling about a year in the life of a rebellious care home resident and his friends hilarious while others found it tedious and could not finish it.

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Book Group 1 Book Group 2
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Ceilidh Dancing Chess for fun
Community Affairs Crafts
Creative Writing Film Appreciation
French (advanced) French Conversation
French Play Reading 1 French Play Reading 2
Gaelic Genealogy 1
Genealogy 2 Geology 1
Geology 2 Glen Walking
Golf Hill Walking
History History 2
Italian Conversation 1 Italian Conversation 2
Knit & Natter Let’s Discuss
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MOOCs My Life Story
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Poetry Appreciation 1 Poetry Appreciation 2
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Scrabble Semi-Tones Music
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Strollers Tai Chi 1
Tai Chi 2 Tai Chi 3
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