Shepway & District

Novels 1

The Novels 1 Group is the place to express enthusiasm for literature, to read, discuss and celebrate a wide variety of authors and genres, old and new. We seek to understand something about the author, the structure and content of the selected book, what is good and perhaps not so good about it, character and plot development, setting and themes.

Books are not just words on a page. Good books should evoke emotion, thought and yes, judgement. Good books create memorable characters that live and breathe in a place and a time painted by the author. Good books have an engaging story that draws us in and takes us on an unforgettable and perhaps remarkable journey. It's a journey the Novels Group wishes to explore and experience together.

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

We read a set number of books during the course of the season which runs from September to June within a specific theme. We have two book themes for 2020/21 - Searching and Number. The books chosen to discuss under these themes are:

Sept The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Oct The Reader on the 6.27 Jean Paul Didierlaurent
Nov Anil's Ghost Michael Ondaatje
Dec Three Hours Rosamund Lupton
Jan Machines Like Me Ian McEwan
Feb The Dumas Club Arturo Perez Reverte
Mar The Hundred Foot Journey Richard C Morais
Apr The Lost Dog Michelle de Kretser
May Reservoir 13 Jon McGregor
Jun Remarkable Creatures Tracy Chevalier

We meet at the Old Fire Station, Sandgate, second Wednesday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm.
If you wish to join us, please let the U3A know through the normal channels eg email shepwaygroups@gmail.com. We restrict numbers to fifteen to facilitate discussion. If we are at capacity you will be included on the waiting list and informed when a vacancy occurs.

Please note that there are currently two other book reading groups, Novels 2 and the Book Circle which may also meet your requirements.
Jim McKenzie, Group Leader

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Advice Centre - Computer & Household Art (Mixed Media)
Badminton Behind the Numbers
Bird Watching Bolivia
Book Circle Bridge
Canasta Cards/Crafts
Chess Church Architecture
Computer Users Craft
Creative Writing Group Cribbage
Critical Analysis of Poetry Current Affairs (Folkestone)
Current Affairs (Hythe) Current Affairs (New Romney)
Cycling Dance (Social)
Darts Europe 1919-1939
Exploring Kent Family History
Fantasy Shares Film Club
Fine Dining Fit Friends 1 (Pilates)
Fit Friends 2 (Pilates) Fit Friends 3 (Pilates)
Flower Arranging French Beginners
French Conversation French Conversation 2
French Intermediate Gardening 1
Gardening 2 Gardening 3
Golf History of England
History of London Holidays
Italian Kurling
Latin Line Dancing
Local History 1 Local History 2
Local History 3 Local History 4
Mahjong (Hythe 1) Mahjong (Hythe 2)
Meditation Mid-Week Supper Club
Midweek Lunch Club Music & Drama
Music - Classical Novels 1
Novels 2 Open Forum
Patchwork Petanque (Boules)
Philosophy Photography 1
Photography 2 Play Reading - Folkestone
Play Reading H1 Poetry 1
Poetry 2 Relaxation
Religious Studies Science
Scrabble Sewing Workshop
Shakespeare Singing for Life
Sunday Lunches Swing Band Workshop
Table Tennis Tai Chi Advanced
Tai Chi Beginners 1 Tai Chi Beginners 2
Tai Chi Intermediate Ten Pin Bowling (Friday)
Ten Pin Bowling (Tuesday) The Irish Identity
Ukulele Understanding Art
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Walks - Short Whist & other Card Games
Wood Carving Writing Circle 1
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