W-Biography Reading Group 2
PRIVATE LIVES MADE PUBLIC: THE PLEASURES AND SURPRISES OF BIOGRAPHY
If you are interested in personal stories and achievements of people, and the historical and social milieux in which they lived, you might like to join this new group, to read and discuss a variety of biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, chosen by members.
Group 2. Due to number of new u3a members wishing to join the Monday afternoon group, a new group will be offered, on Monday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, starting on 8 November 2021. Apart from the time, all other details, eg Leader, dates of meetings, venue and book choices for 2021/22 are as those listed below for the Monday afternoon meetings.
We meet in the Leader's home/large garden if weather permits. The list of chosen books is below the contact section.
I should be happy to answer any queries by telephone or email.
To send an email to group leader, click on pigeon on right hand side.
Group Leader Name. Janet Fearnehough
Contact. Email in first instance then telephone
Venue. Leader's home/garden, Huntington
Start time. 10.30 am
End time. 12.30 pm
Start date. Monday morning 8 November 2021
Meetings are bi-monthly, on the morning of the second Monday every two months.
8TH NOVEMBER 2021
'Codebreaking Sisters: Our Secret War' by Patricia Owtram and Jean Owtram. The remarkable story of two intelligent sisters, raised in a country house in Lancashire in the 1920s, who were instrumental in helping crack the notorious Enigma code of WW2.
10TH JANUARY 2022
'Bad Blood' by Lorna Sage. Lorna Sage, literary critic and Professor of English, was born in 1943 and writes an almost unbearably eloquent, powerful memoir, about living in a dysfunctional family in rural Shropshire, and of an unlikely childhood and adolescence that shaped her in post war Britain.
14TH MARCH 2022
'Munby: A Man of Two World's' by Derek Hudson. Arthur Munby, poet, barrister, social worker, born in York to an affluent family in 1828, shows in these diaries his compassionate insight into the lives of working women and reveals one of the strangest love stories of the nineteenth century.
9TH MAY 2022
'Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man' by Claire Tomalin. Claire Tomalin's biography of Hardy, well-known Victorian novelist, and later poet, paints a striking picture of the life, times and loves in Hardy's often unhappy life; a man in perpetual conflict with himself.