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Book Club

Our Book Club is led by Linda Spence and is held once a month in members houses from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

If you wish to join,  look out for the notices on a Sunday or check our web Calendar.

Twelve books are selected at the beginning of the year by the members and each book is allocated a month. 

Each book is then discussed and we talk about story line, characters, ease of reading, book cover etc and then award the book marks out of 10.

Books for 2024

 1)  News of the Dead by James Robertson.  LSp
A historical story about the countryside of Angus and an estate therein.  A translator arrives to do work on some manuscripts and upsets the household.

   Monday   29 January at Marion's

 2)  All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr LSp
A war story of amazing way a blind girl copes during war time in France.
Wednesday 28 February at Linda's
3)  The Herd by Emily Edwards BAS
Elizabeth and Bryony are polar opposites, but their friendship has always worked.  They are best friends and godmothers to each other's daughters - because they trust that the safety of their children is top priority for both women.  Little do they know that they differ radically over one very important issue.
Thursday   28 March  at Sheena's
 4)  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  MD
The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France - a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit ...
    Monday        22 April    at Lexi's
 5)  The Survivors by Jane Harper MD
The Survivors, a standalone mystery, is set on the Tasmanian coast. Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on a single day when a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences.  The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home.
Wednesday      29 May      at Esther's
 6)  The Lost Bookshop by Evie Woods SMD
For too long, Opaline, Martha and Henry have been the side characters in their own lives.  But when a vanishing bookshop casts its spell, these three unsuspecting strangers will discover that their own stories are every bit as extraordinary as the ones found in the pages of their beloved books.
   Thursday     27 June    at Esther's
 7)  The Cruise by Caroline James SMD
'Girl power for the over sixties!’ -One widowed. One unmarried. One almost divorced.  All aged 63, but not ready to give up on life!  Leaving behind the heartache, guilt and disappointment of their real lives, three friends decide that now they're in their sixties, it's time they finally did something for themselves!
 8)  The Bookseller of Inverness by S J MacLean EK
A gripping historical thriller set in Inverness in the wake of the 1746 Battle of Culloden.  After Culloden, Iain MacGillivray was left for dead on Drummossie Moor.  Wounded, his face brutally slashed, he survived only by pretending to be dead as the Redcoats patrolled the corpses of his Jacobite comrades.
 9)  Lucia Lucia by Adrianna Trigiani EK
Set in the glittering, vibrant New York City of 1950, Lucia, Lucia is the enthralling story of a passionate, determined young woman whose decision to follow her heart changes her life forever.  Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village.
10)  Small things like these by Claire Keegan SB
Synopsis - It is 1985, in an Irish town.  During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces his busiest season.  As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him - and encounters the complicit silences of a small community controlled by the Church.
11)  The Foundling by Stacey Halls SB
Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter, Clara, at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst - that Clara has died in care - the last thing she expects to hear is that her daughter has already been reclaimed - by her.
12)  Being Emily by Anne Donovan SB
From the Back Cover - Things are never dull for the O'Connell family.  Squeezed between her quiet older brother and the mischievous line-dancing twins, Fiona finds her escape in the books of Emily Brontë.  But tragedy is not confined to Victorian novels, and life for Fiona is about to change forever.



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