Tynedale

Book Group 1

Convenor: Kevin Tel: 01661 843 347

We meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 10.30am in Core Music, 14 A/B Gilesgate, Hexham, NE46 3NJ. There is a car park opposite as well as on-street parking.

The members of Book Group 1 are avid and friendly readers. Our programme of selected books, chosen by our members, is diverse and wide-ranging, including fiction, both classic and modern, from across the world, non-fiction and biography. We set the programme in December for the following year and take turns to lead each meeting, generally if the book under discussion is the one we have suggested. This is a comfortable, happy group and everyone joins in with the lively discussion, though there is no pressure to do so.

In 2019 the book most enjoyed by members was A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman, a funny, sad, moving and beautifully drawn portraits of a "grumpy old man". Adam Rutherford's introduction to genetics, A Brief History of Everyone that ever lived, was fascinating and enlightening. In our reading we visited China (twice), slave-stae America, pioneer Australia, Glasgow, post-War London, Italy, the Peak District and Auschwitz.

The 2020 programme is as follows:

Jan 29. Raynor Winn. The Salt Path. Liz/Katie

Feb 26. Sebastian Faulks. Where my heart used to beat. Barbara

Mar 25 S K Tremayne. The Ice Twins. Ann

Apr 29. C J Sansom. Dissolution. Frances

May 27. Christina Dalcher. Vox. Pauline

Jun 24. John Le Carré. The Night Manager. Anne

Jul 29. Rose Tremain. The Gustav Sonata. Kevin

Aug 26. Helen Dunmore. Birdcage Walk . Katie

Sep 30. Robert Harris. The Ghost. Kevin

Oct 28. Della Owens. Where the Crawdads Sing. Pauline

Nov 25. Barbara Kingsolver. The Poisonwood Bible. Lynne

Dec 16 Laurie Lee. Cider with Rosie. Frances.

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