‘At about the same time as they were building Machu Picchu, or even earlier, we in Britain had pretty much finished Salisbury Cathedral. Give me Salisbury Cathedral any day. It makes Machu Picchu look like a child’s toy.’ Oh Miles. How sad that you are no longer with us. An excellent book choice this month … Continue reading How Shall I Tell the Dog?
(yes, that is my astoundingly impressive question book above) The books… Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. The book chooser gave us a perfect introduction to why she chose this book for us. She read this years ago and re-read it recently to see why she liked it so much. The central premise appealed to her, … Continue reading April Meetup 2016- Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
(Sept 2014 Meetup) The book… The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, which is an epic story following the lives of some very interesting characters, and revolves around the painting of the same name. We loved…. …her storytelling, and we all, well nearly all, persevered to the end, and wanted to find out what happened. …the after … Continue reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
(June 2014 Meetup) The books: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. The Boy with the Top Knot by Sathnam Sanghera. Both books tackle the topic of Schizophrenia. The first is a fictional account of a young boy, Matt, coming to terms with the death of his brother, and his journey into adulthood while … Continue reading The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer and The Boy with the Top Knot by Sathnam Sanghera
(June 2014 meetup) The book: The P45 Diaries by Ben Hatch This book is a semi-autobiographical account of the protagonist’s coming of age, following his journey as he gets sacked from a number of jobs from working in a kebab house where he didn’t realise he had to take the skewer out of the chicken before … Continue reading The P45 Diaries by Ben Hatch
(Aug 2014 Meetup) The books: Life Class by Pat Barker The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriaty. We loved…. …both books in their own way. They were quite different in a number of ways. Life Class is a heavier piece of work, and the only book that has ever made Chloe cry! and The Husband’s Secret … Continue reading Life Class by Pat Barker and The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriaty