Book Club

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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.

 

 

Book club – A true local story

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Book Review

Canary Across the Mersey by Michael Boyle

This delightful true story, beautifully illustrated, was written by Dr Michael Boyle, son of Lill Boyle, our welfare secretary.

It’s a story is about a young boy called Michael who enjoyed everything from school to football. One day Michael finds a canary and gives it a home.

The canary quickly becomes the class pet in his primary school St George’s Juniors here in Maghull.

But all is soon to change when Michael stumbles across a notice in the local newspaper… Continue reading

Book Clubs

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.

Book review

51nu26tHj-L._SX323_BO1204203200_‘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

Books

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