At present our U3A has one active Reading Group which meets on the second Thursday evening once a month. We currently have 15 members in the group and this makes it difficult to accept new members. Until recently we had a second group meeting on Friday mornings. Anne Carr would like to restart this group if there is sufficient interest.
The new group would meet monthly in the morning on a day of the week to be agreed. If you like reading and would be interested in joining this new group please contact Anne or myself. You can also register your interest at the Group Support desk at our weekly Coffee Morning held between 10 and 11:15 at Maghull Baptist Church in Hall Lane Maghull. (Call Anne on 526 2734 or David 526 6001 or 07479705433
Thursday Book Club meets again this week, usual venue 19:30 to discuss the current book ‘After the Funeral’ by Agatha Christie. Our next book is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The Library have only 10 copies in their Reading Group sets so if any members have their own copy or can borrow one that would be helpful. There are at present 15 members in this group which means we cannot accept more members at present.
The Good news is that the Friday group will will be starting up again soon. Meeting on Friday mornings at 10:30. There is room here for more members. Please call Anne Carr if you are interested.
‘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.
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