Book Group 6
3rd Tuesday 10:30 to 12:30
No Fixed Venue
We have eight members and we meet in member's houses. The group started in 2013 and five of the original members are still in the group.
We have experimented with various methods of choosing books. From the start, we have had themes- India, Africa, America...We will try and have themes for several months. At the beginning of this year, for example, we read travel books by William Dalrymple (In Xanadu) and Patrick Leigh-Fermor (A Time of Gifts).
Both were written when they were young, an interesting comparison, or it would have been had we not been interrupted by COVID-19.
We are flexible and if someone recommends something, we read it. In this way we read a book of poetry by Lemn Sissay long before he was well-known.
Since lockdown we have read "Black Diamonds" by Catherine Bailey, a history of Wentworth House and the family who lived there. It was exceptionally interesting and provided good material for discussion, using Zoom.