Steyning & District

HenSteyn Book Club

The Henfield book club meets at venues alternating between Henfield and Steyning between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. We generally take it in turns to host each meeting, although that is not mandatory.

This year the book group has deliberated over a number of contrasting reads. Our most recent discussion of One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Marquez, provoked lively debate. This book, a modern classic, was beautifully written but laden with plot intricacies and mystique on a scale that rendered it somewhat impenetrable!
In stark contrast we tackled Grace Williams Says it Loud’, by Emma Henderson, a harrowing but poignantly moving account of a woman with disabilities incarcerated in British mental hospitals for thirty years. Stepping back into Camomile Lawn territory, was Rachel Hore’s, A Gathering Storm, which provided our fix of classic wartime saga, with its firm grip on social history, seen through the eyes of innocence.

Although consensus is rarely possible, in terms of finding novels we unanimously rate as first class, we continue to challenge ourselves with a wide cross-section of genre, style and subject matter. Ideally we look for books weighty enough to generate meaningful discussion but sufficiently well-crafted to beguile us.

Contact Sue Pittam on 01273 494895’

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More Group Pages
Advanced German Art Appreciation
Aspects of the Human Mind 1 Aspects of the Human Mind 2
Birds & natural History Book Club 1
Bridge 1 Bridge 2
Canasta Casual Cycling 1
Casual Cycling 2 Considering Prose
Crochet/Knitting/Nattering Discovering Mathematics
Discussion 1 Discussion 2
Dressmaking Exploring Music
Family History 1 Family History 2
Family History Publishing your story French Conversation 1
French Conversation 2 French Conversation 3
French conversation 4 French Reading
Gardening Golf
Guitar and Singing for Fun HenSteyn Book Club
History (Henfield) History (Steyning)
History of Technology International Studies
Linguistics Mah Jong (East)
Mah Jong (West) Mindfulness
Music Appreciation Painting (Mixed Media)
Philosophy Play Reading
Poetry Appreciation Portuguese
Rummikub Scrabble
Singing for Fun Spanish
Team Bridge U4A Book Group
Ukulele Understanding Europe
Understanding Shakespeare Walking (Day Walks)
Walking, Short Walks Watercolour Painting
Wine & Beer Appreciation 1 Wine & Beer Appreciation 2
Wine & Beer Appreciation 3 Wine & Beer Appreciation 4
Wine & Beer Appreciation 5 Wine & Beer Appreciation 6
World Affairs World Affairs Group 2
Writing Your Life Story