Thorpe Bay

Book Club One

BOOK CLUB ONE'S GROUP LEADER is Sue Harsent, the Group meet on the first Monday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon.

The books, which are provided by the library, are handed out at the meeting to be read during the forthcoming month and then discussed at the next meeting.

Numbers for this Group are limited to enable the library to supply enough books for all but if you would like to join please do talk to Sue at the main monthly meeting or use the Contact page to send her an email

BOOK CLUB ONE SUPPORTS THE LIFEBOATS

November Meeting

At this morning's Book Club 1 meeting the members discussed "The Fire Child" by SK Tremayne. A woman from south London meets and marries and handsome and wealthy, older widower. They go to Cornwall where she is installed in the family pile with the young son of the widower, who then spends his time in London weekdays returning to Cornwall at weekends. When alone with the young boy he begins to make predictions that frighten the woman and as winter approaches the story gets darker and darker and she becomes convinced her husband murdered his first wife and intends to murder her.
One member said she heard the voice saying life is too short to read a book like this, and did not read it to the end. It was badly written and unbelievable. Another said all the characters were so forgettable, author had no knowledge of clairvoyance or anything. Another felt it was better to resign from the Book Club than read books like this. Another found the book too dark and eerie, and felt that it went on too long. But the ending did have a twist. Another commented it was a waste of time. So much made no sense e.g. running in snow in high heeled shoes. Book was messy. Able to see where the author was trying to go but had failed. It had strands of "Rebecca" and other books running through it that made you think you had read this book before. Another comment was there was a lot of it for not a lot, felt it did not explain itself well. Had to keep on until the end because wanted to know the outcome, but met with a very weak ending. Incredible and unbelievable ending. Two found that while the beginning was hard to get into, overall the book was okay, but would not wish to read further works by this author. Overall, not a popular read and with 7 disliking and 2 indifferent not a great success.
Our book for November is "The Olive Tree" by Lucinda Riley.

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Art Appreciation 2 Astronomy
Barn Dancing Bird Watching
Book Club One Book Club Three
Book Club Two Bowls
Bridge Improvers Brushstrokes
Bucket List Canasta & Rummikub
Card Art Casual Walking
Chess & Draughts Classical Music
Colouring for Relaxation Craft
Cribbage Crime Fiction
Cycling Group Family History
Film Group Flower Arranging
Foodie Group 1 Foodie Group 2
French for a Challenge French for Fun
French Improvers Gardening Group 1
Gardening Group 2 Here & There
History of the East End Holiday Group
Italian for beginners Italian Language & Culture
Jazz Appreciation & Big Band Dance Kalooki
Keep Fit & Tone Knit and Natter
Latin Line Dancing
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London Group 1 London Group 10
London Group 2 London Group 3
London Group 4 London Group 5
London Group 7 London Group 8
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Meet and Eat Luncheon Group Military History 1
Military History 2 Music Appreciation
News and Notices Opera
Photography Play Reading
Play the Guitar Psychology 1
Psychology 2 Psychology 3
Psychology 4 Psychology 5
Psychology 6 Quiz Group
Religions of the World Rummikub
Rusty French Scrabble
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