Book Group 2

 

Co-ordinator  Julia Morten
Telephone  01280 817601
E-mail book.group2@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday 3rd Monday
Time 10:30 – 12:00
Venue No5,  Royal Court, Chandos Rd. Buckingham MK18 1AL
Shadow Coordinator Jean Froude 01280 817427

About the group

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10.30 – 12 at my flat, 5 Royal Court, Chandos Road, Buckingham , (opposite the entrance to the Royal Latin School, and next door to the Catholic Church).

We are limited to 8 members due to the size of my sitting room.  In the summer we hope to meet in the  gardens to the flats. beside the river.   We have all suggested various books to read and the following list will cover our reading until the end of the year, ranging from crime to religion to  fiction.
Last year we had a good variety of books, some of which we struggled with, such as Ashendon by Somerset Maughan which we found very dated.   We had a brilliant visit to Broughton Castle after we had read “The Music Room” and were allowed to view this room which is not usually available to jo-public, and were amazed how small the room is.    We had to cancel one meeting because of snow, but we hope to discuss the following books this year up to June.
This link https://www.fantasticfiction.com/ will give more information about most of the authors listed below.

Have a look at the following Radio 4 Bookclub
World Book Club
Open Book

The next meeting will be in the 3rd Monday of the month as usual (May 21st).    We will meet here as usual at 10.30, discuss the book – Lifting the Latch – have a coffee etc and then about 12.00 ish pile  into 2 or three cars and drive to Enstone and have lunch at the Crown, then wander round the church yard and the village and see houses described in the book, and then home.    A new member has joined the book club – Maggie Pringle – who knows some of you already, and you will know her as the person who always lays on the delicious teas and lunches for the U3A.

The books we decided to read  for the next few months are:

May 21st     Lifting the Latch by Sheila Stewart
All about Mont

June 18th     The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (winner of the Costa Book award 2008)

July 16th     The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam

Aug 20th     The Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie by Annie Burrows

Sept 17th     Spies by Michael Frayn

Oct  15th     Sweet Caress   by William Boyd

Nov  19th     The Children Act by Ian McEwan

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