Book Club

Everyone is welcome – either let us know beforehand or just turn up on the night. If you would like to be added to the emailing list just go to our contacts page and put  your details in with ‘Book Club’ in the Subject line.  Our book club meetings cost £4 which includes a glass of wine.

BOOK CLUB: Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

POSTPONED – until further notice

For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say.

Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.

The discussion will be led by Jane Owen and Tim O’Kelly

 

CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: Cannery Row – John Steinbeck

Wednesday 20th May  from 7:30pm

‘Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream’. Meet the gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists of Cannery Row in Monterey, California, during the Great Depression. They want to throw a party for their friend Doc, so Mack and the boys set about, in their own inimitable way, recruiting everyone in the neighbourhood to the cause. But along the way they can’t help but get involved in a little mischief and misadventure.

It wouldn’t be Cannery Row if it was otherwise, now would it?

The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Griffiths