BOOK CLUB: Golden Hill – Francis Spufford
Tuesday 18th April from 7:30pm
New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street with a suspicious yet compelling proposition – he has an order for a thousand pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted? This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love and find a world of trouble…..
The discussion will be led by Tim O’Kelly and Jane Owen
Wednesday 7th June from 7:30pm
Becky Sharp is a poor orphan when she first makes friends with the lovely Amelia Sedley at Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for Young Ladies. She may not have the natural advantages of her companion but she more than makes up for it with her wit, charm, deviousness and determination to make a success of herself whatever the cost. “Vanity Fair” is the story of Becky’s spectacular rise and fall as she gambles, manipulates and seduces her way through high society and the Napoleonic wars.
The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Griffiths
Our book club meetings cost £4 which includes a glass of wine. 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 add your details with ‘Book Club’ in the Subject line.