January always seems to be the longest, darkest month of the year so we chose a longer book to distract us. We have been reading Sovereign by C J Sansom. This is the third in his series of novels set in Tudor England during the reign of Henry VIII and should provide plenty of food for discussion at our next meeting. In stark contrast, in December we read a collection of short stories, Aphrodite’s Hat by Salley Vickers. Although excellent examples of their genre, the consensus was that novels/biographies are much to be preferred. In November Jessie Burton’s The Muse was much enjoyed by the majority – very different but just as enthralling as her first book The Miniaturist which we read last winter.
Lastly, I wish all members of our excellent U3A an enjoyable year of learning ahead.