The Book Club At Chelmarsh Parish Hall
We have been running now for some 4 years, and meet once a month, with a cup of tea and a biscuit, to talk about the book we have been reading. These have varied between travel books, classics, and biography. Some examples are: ‘The Hare with Amber Eyes’, The history of one family in central Europe over 4 generations, through two world wars. ‘Sons and Lovers’ By D H Lawrence. Classic study of growing up and family relationships, in a coal mining village in Nottinghamshire ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan. Mainly about the life of an Australian Doctor in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp on the Burma Railway. Powerful and heart rending. ‘ Dissolution’ by C J Sansom A murder mystery set in the period of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell. If you liked Wolf Hall…………. Others including Half of a Yellow Sun, Suite Francaise, Arthur and George, and Midwich Cuckoos. We select the books anonymously each autumn, from a list available from Shropshire Library Service, and then keep this selection hidden until the month’s book is revealed. This allows us to focus on the book in hand. The book we are currently reading is shown on our ‘Diary’ entry for the month. Turn up if you are interested! Further Information from Geoff Price, Tanhouse, Covert Lane 01746 862104
We enjoyed our last book, The Twins, A slow start, and confusing switching from present to past, but an interesting story built up.
Our current book is ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ , by Oscar Wilde. His only novel, published in 1891, it was initially met not with praise, but scandalised protest. Now considered a classic!
We will meet again on Thursday 21st Feb to discuss the book: come along if you are interested
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