ArcherReading and discussion of books chosen by members.

Group Co-ordinator: Susan Archer (click to contact)

Second Monday in the month, at 2.30pm.

Members' houses around Islington.

Book Group 3 DiscussionThis year, our second, we have continued to discuss, argue, extend ourselves and appreciate a stimulating range of books. We have enjoyed both the sharing of them and our friendship. Since January (2016) we have detected, and learnt about, poison with Dorothy L Sayers and marked the death of Margaret Forster by empathising with Mrs Pendlebury's reaction to a changing Islington. We followed that with the shocking pain and violence of Adichie's novel about the war in Biafra. Thence to the English Midlands at the start of the Industrial Revolution, and George Eliot's study of early 18th century society with the weaver Silas Marner. (We try to include a classic in the choices we offer.) Another English village next, a sinister one, peopled with grotesques, in Penelope Mortimer's The Handyman, which tells of the disturbing situation of its only conventional inhabitant.

Another Penelope next — Fitzgerald — and immersion into 18th century  Germany, with her well-researched life of the Romantic poet and philosopher Novalis in The Blue Flower.

Five more to go this year. Five more interesting journeys and meetings. A Big Thank you to the Book Group.








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