Book Group 2
This group meets monthly on the first Monday of the month.
The next meeting will be at 1.30 on Monday 3th February 2020
The book for reading in January for discussion in February is 'The Last Runaway' by Tracy Chevalier.
The book is set in the 1850s and is the the story of Honour, a Quaker girl who sets off for America with her sister, and her efforts to build a new life there after her sister dies on the journey. She becomes involved in helping runaway slaves on the underground railway which causes conflict with the local Quakers who believe that obeying the laws of the country (or keeping their heads down) is more important that the moral imperative to resist slavery.
The book for reading in February is 'Brick Lane' by Monica Ali.
Still in her teenage years, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage with a disappointed older man. Away from her Bangladeshi village, home is now a cramped flat in a high-rise block in London's East End. Nazneen knows not a word of English, and is forced to depend on her husband.
Confined in her tiny flat, Nazneen sews furiously for a living, shut away with her buttons and linings - until the radical Karim steps unexpectedly into her life. On a background of racial conflict and tension, they embark on a love affair that forces Nazneen finally to take control of her fate.
To see a list of books chosen by the group click on Books read
If you are interested in joining a book group please email me via the bluebird icon on this page.
When the book is not available from the library, sources of secondhand books include:
1. abebooks (https://www.abebooks.co.uk.) around £2.80
2. Amazon marketplace - sometimes cheaper
3. The Red Cross book shop on Green Lanes in Palmers Green.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Feb 3rd||Meeting at 1.30 at the King's Head Winchmore Hill|