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Book Club 2

Our group contact is Diane Fenton. Please click the bluebird to email her.
Hi Book Club 2 
We meet 14.00-16.00 New Ash Green Library on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Which is subject to change, check with Diane.

Dear all,
Well, what a select few we were, ( fifty percent of the group excluding Gillian's Mum) but it was lots of fun and who knows where we will be next month. The votes ranged from 3 and 1/2 to 5. Alison suggested we do 2 votes; one for content and literary skills and the other for personal preference. Let us know what you think. At the moment the next two books have a contrast in their titles:
Madrid in Winter C J Sansom

From the best-selling author of the Shardlake series, C. J. Sansom, comes Winter in Madrid, a standalone historical novel set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.

1940: The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, its people starving, while the Germans continue their relentless march through Europe. Britain now stands alone while General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war.

Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett: a traumatised veteran of Dunkirk turned reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Sent to gain the confidence of old school friend Sandy Forsyth, now a shady Madrid businessman, Harry finds himself involved in a dangerous game – and surrounded by memories. Meanwhile Sandy's girlfriend, ex-Red Cross nurse Barbara Clare, is engaged on a secret mission of her own – to find her former lover Bernie Piper, a passionate Communist in the International Brigades, who vanished on the bloody battlefields of the Jarama.

Klara and the Sun Kazuo Ishiguro
Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside.
We also discussed:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloof

Several others; including 25 books The Times thinks we should read, including The Iliad​to The Handmaids Tale!(Please message me if you are curious)
I have also sent another list and the idea of reading two short books for one month, compiled by Waterstones in a separate message.
Perhaps we should read a good travel book to get us in the mood for the end of all things Lockdown?!
Take care 
Di x

24.01.19: BC2: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, which won The Costa Prize amongst others.
28.02.19: BC2: The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton , which won The Waterstones Book of the Year Award.
28.03.19: No1 Ladies Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith
25.04.19: Dead Simple Peter James
23.05.19: BC2: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.
27.06.19: British Library Trip.
25.07.19: The Storyteller by Jodie Picoult.
22.08.19: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman
26.09.19: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
24.10.19: The Bees Laline Paull
28.11.19: Toast The Story of a Boy's Hunger Nigel Slater (Please be aware the books could change, depending on the groups discussions, we all keep finding amazing books to read!)
27.09.18: BC2: The Shadow of the Wind by C.R. Zafon
25.10.18: BC2: Members Choices
02.11.18: BC2: Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller, which won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize.