New Reading Group

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

David  Kearney

Book Clubs

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.

David Kearney


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 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