Class Name: Book Club – Virtual
Length of Session: 1 hours
Sorry folks we had a volunteer to run it who quit before it began due to a miscommunication on my part. I have tried to run it myself but really don’t have the brain space or time. If anyone wants to volunteer to run it please get in touch and we can start it up again.
We’re back well virtually for now but almost as good as the real thing. It’s not crafty, but it’s definitely social! Our monthly book club is friendly and informal. If you love books and reading, come along!
We are a relaxed and easy going kind of group that meets from 7.15pm until 8.15pm on Tuesday evenings around once a month to discuss the chosen book whilst enjoying a cuppa and some biscuits.
Currently our sessions are running virtually via Zoom and you will need to book even though the sessions are free as we are only sending the meeting details out to those who have booked to control security for sessions.
CHANGE to times Tuesday 7.15pm – 8.15pm : 2020/21 Dates …
The Christmas Train David Baldacci – 15 Dec 2020 at 19:15 to 20:15
In equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful and thrilling, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief . . .
Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to LA in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight ‘misunderstanding’ at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.
He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, where he will rediscover people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.
The Christmas Train Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starred Dermot Mulroney, Danny Glover, Joan Cusack and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
19 Jan 2021 at 19:15 to 20:15
16 Feb 2021 at 19:15 to 20:15
16 Mar 2021 at 19:15 to 20:15
20 Apr 2021 at 19:15 to 20:15
18 May 2021 at 19:15 to 20:15
19th January – The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
16th February – Alice and the Fly by James Rice
16th March – Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
20th April – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
18th May – My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
15th June – The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
20th July – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
17th August – Disclaimer by Renee Knight
21st September – The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
19th October – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
(with potential cinema trip in November as a follow up)
16th November – A Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
DATE moved to 14th December – Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith
18 January – Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
15 February – Death in Florence by Marco Vichi
15 March – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
19 April – Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
17 May – The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
21 June – Homegoing by Yada Gyasi
19 July – How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
25 May 2020
In late 1983, a letter arrives, containing secrets so unthinkable that it is hidden away, apparently forever. More than three decades later, it is found . . . by the last person who was ever supposed to see it.
When Allie opens an envelope in her grandmother’s house, it changes everything she knows about her family – and herself. With the truth liable to hurt those she loves most; she hires a private detective to find out what happened to her late mother in the summer before Allie was born. Taking leave from her job as a research scientist, she is led far from home, accompanied by her best friend Ed. But the secrets that emerge go far beyond anything they were expecting. Now, Allie must find the courage to confront her family’s tangled past and reshape her own future.
15 June 2020
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t.
20 July 2020
For years, rumours of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So, in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.
The Horse Dancer Jojo Moyes – 1 Sep 2020 at 19:15 to 20:15
In a hidden corner of London, Henri Lachapelle is teaching his granddaughter and her horse to defy gravity, just as he had done in France, fifty years previously. But when disaster strikes, fourteen-year-old Sarah is left to fend for herself.
Forced to share a house with her charismatic ex-husband, her professional judgement called into question, lawyer Natasha Macauley’s life seems to have gone awry. When her path crosses that of Sarah, she sees a chance to put things right.
But she doesn’t know that Sarah is keeping a secret, one that will change all their lives forever . . .
The Doll Factory– 20 Oct 2020 at 19:15 to 20:15
London. 1850. On a crowded street, the dollmaker Iris Whittle meets the artist Louis Frost. Louis is a painter who yearns to have his work displayed in the Royal Academy, and he is desperate for Iris to be his model. Iris agrees, on the condition that he teaches her to paint.
Dreaming of freedom, Iris throws herself into a new life of art and love, unaware that she has caught the eye of a second man. Silas Reed is a curiosity collector, enchanted by the strange and beautiful. After seeing Iris at the site of the Great Exhibition he finds he cannot forget her.
As Iris’s world expands, Silas’s obsession grows. And it is only a matter of time before they meet again . .