‘Canary Across the Mersey’ is a true story which some members may remember. It’s about a young boy at school in Maghull who one day finds a canary and gives it a home. Written by Dr Michael Boyle, son of Lill Boyle, our welfare secretary it is beautifully illustrated. There is now a delightful video about the book which you can see here.
Our next meeting is 9th November
Book: The Light Between Oceans by M J Stedman
You can read more about this book which is the author’s first novel and now a major film, if you click on this link link.
If you like reading and would like to join a reading group, please contact David
on 526 6001 or enquire at the Book Table at the Tuesday Coffee Morning.
NB We are looking for someone who would like to lead the other Book club which Anne Carr has run for many years. If this is something that you would like to find out more please speak to Anne or David.
THURSDAY BOOK CLUB
(2nd Thursday monthly)
NEXT MEETING 9TH MARCH 7:30PM
THE MANGO ORCHARD BY ROBIN BAYLEY
As a child, Robin Bayley would listen, enthralled, to tales of his great-grandfather, who travelled to Mexico in 1898 to take charge of a cotton mill….Read more
Friday Book Club meets next 27th January 10:30
to discuss The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies
Thursday Book Club meets next on Thursday evening 9th February
to talk about The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
If you would like to join one of the book clubs call David or Anne – see this link
Books we are reading:
14 April The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
22 April: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
12 May Sunshine on Scotland Street by A. McCall Smith
27 May: The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst.
Contact Anne Carr 526 2734 or David Kearney 526 6001
See latest Newsletter for more information.
‘Stoner‘ by John Williams
The novel is set in and around the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia and covers the period from 1910 when the protagonist, Stoner, first enters university, until his death in 1956.
Stoner is an only child in a lonely household, where he and his parents work from dawn to dusk eking out a meagre living from the barren, unrelenting land. On finishing high school, his surprisingly forward-looking parents enrol him into the University of Missouri to study agriculture. English literature is a required element of the course and Stoner has a ‘Damascus’ moment, realising that this is where his future lies. Continue reading
Thursday 10th of September at 19.30
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
Thursday 8th October at 19:30
Stoner by John Williams
Friday 25th September at 10.30 am
Discussion on the members’ Summer reading.
Friday 23rd October at 10.30 am
The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina
Thursday 12h February 2015 19:30 : ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread’ by EM Forster– English prejudices clash with Italian passions in EM Forster’s first novel, published in 1905.
Friday 27th February 10:30 ‘The Song of Achiiles’ by Madeline Miller – Winner of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction “A startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist …
If you are interested i joining one of our Book Clubs, please contact David or Anne