Hello fellow book lovers, our next book club meeting will be on Sunday 18 March at 3pm. We'll be meeting at The Salisbury on Grand Parade.
Please join our Facebook group for more event updates. https://www.facebook.com/groups/341290152999676/
Do vote for the book you'd like to read by Friday 23 February and hopefully we'll see you in March!
The book options are
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant:
The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended. Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the aristocracy and an American merchant seaman. They discover that a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach and only by inciting wholesale rebellion can freedom be snatched.
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo:
Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear. Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Stay With Me is a story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the power of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. It is a tale about the desperate attempts we make to save ourselves, and those we love, from heartbreak. (NOTE: this book will be released in paperback March 1st!)
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller:
Gil's wife, Ingrid, has been missing, presumed drowned, for twelve years. A possible sighting brings their children, Nan and Flora, home. Together they begin to confront the mystery of their mother. Is Ingrid dead? Or did she leave? And do the letters hidden within Gil's books hold the answer to the truth behind his marriage, a truth hidden from everyone including his own children?
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