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

August Meeting
At the August meeting Book Club 1 members discussed the novel "All the light we cannot see" by Anthony Doerr. The novel is based at the start of the German invasion of France, with a blind girl whose father is the locksmith of the Museum of National History in Paris, and a young orphan boy in Essen, Germany whose future is to labour in the same mine that killed his father, but his ability to fix broken radios brings him to the attention of the Hitler Youth.
As this was a Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction some members had already attempted to read the book earlier. One commented it was her second attempt to read this novel the first attempt stopped halfway through. This time she could not stop. It was a wonderfully well written book, with such a depth of research. In the end she felt sorry for the German soldiers. It also told of the love of a father for his daughter and her's for him. It was beautifully written. And gave an insight to the German perspective. Another tried to read the book, but was not in the right frame of mind to tackle it. Whether this was because of the hot weather but was not able to really concentrate on it. Found the flitting from one short chapter to another was not getting anywhere. Another had read it before and thought it well written and a cut above the majority of books. Overall, half who had read it really enjoyed it. Of those who were unable to get through it, two are determined to give it another go, perhaps in cooler weather.
This month's book is "A Italian Holiday" by Maeve Haran.

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Antiques & Collectables Art Appreciation 1
Art Appreciation 2 Astronomy
Barn Dancing Bird Watching
Book Club One Book Club Three
Book Club Two Bowls
Bridge Improvers Brushstrokes
Canasta & Rummikub Card Art
Casual Walking Chess & Draughts
Classical Music Colouring for Relaxation
Craft Cribbage
Crime Fiction Cycling Group
Drama Workshop Group Facebook Reading 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 Intermediate Spanish
Italian Language & Culture Jazz Appreciation & Big Band Dance
Kalooki Keep Fit & Tone
Knit and Natter Latin
Line Dancing Literature
Local History Walking London Group 1
London Group 10 London Group 2
London Group 3 London Group 4
London Group 5 London Group 7
London Group 8 London Group 9
London Loop Walking Mah Jong
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
Quiz Group Religions of the World
Rummikub Rusty French
Science & Environmental Issues Scrabble
Singing Social Studies
Spanish Improvers Stitch in Time
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Table Tennis 2 Tai Chi
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