Book Club

The book club in Rosemarie's Garden

Thank you to Jo for prodding me to send out the email following our last meeting.  I went to the cricket on Friday so got distracted!

We had a great meeting in Rosemarie's lovely garden last Thursday and a big welcome to Henry and James.  How nice to have some men in our midst!  We had a good discussion about the book and despite not everyone particularly enjoying it - although I believe the majority did - I think we agreed that it was beautifully written and gave a great sense of the times as well as the attitudes towards the Native Americans and the horrors of war. And in amongst everything it was very romantic in a lovely gentle way.

We are now on our summer break and will be meeting next at my house - 67 Rodenhurst Road - on Wednesday 20th September.  We are reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain.

If you are having a lovely lazy summer and have time for more reading here are some more suggestions that were made on Thursday:

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Parry

The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr

I hope I have got all those choices right - correct me if I have got the order wrong!

That should keep you busy!

Have a great summer and happy reading.

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Read Elliott Henderson's review of John Taylor's Departing Vienna here.

John appeared as a participating author at Omnibus, Clapham's Literary Festival in May 2016.

Books can be ordered for delivery to Clapham Books or at other retailers in the webstore.

Previously we met on:

-6 Jul - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

- 6 June - My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

- 2 May  - The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag

- 14 March - This must be the place by Maggie O'Farrell

- 24 January - His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet 

- 12 December - Do No Harm by Henry Marsh

- 7 November - Birds Without Wings - Louis Bernieres

- 5 October - Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey

- 12 September -  Mr Weston's Good Wine by T F Powys and Villa Triste by Patrick Modiano.

- 28 June - Any Human Heart by William Boyd

-18 May - Lila by Marilynne Robinson and The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 

- 6 Apr - A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

-24 Feb - The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

-13 Jan - Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

-1 Dec -  A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale

- 3 Nov - For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

- 15 Sep - The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti, Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald, Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

- 8 July - Departing Vienna by John Taylor

- 20 May -  Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Wolf and The House by Michael Cunningham

- 13 April - Address Unknown by Katharine Kressman Taylor and The World in the Evening by Christopher Isherwood

- 25 February - How to be Both by Ali Smith

- 14 January - One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore and Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell

- 25th November - A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré

- 15th October - The Strangler Vine by M J Carter

- 10th September - Lady Worsley's Whim and Americanah

- 31st March - On the Road by Jack Kerouac

-24th February - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

- 7th January - Stoner by John Williams

20th November - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

15th October - A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulkes

9th September - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and The Red House by Mark Haddon.

22nd May - read our review of The Sheltering Sky here
- 8th April - read our reviews of Capital & Toby's Room here
- 26th February and you can read our reviews of Dorian Gray & Dead Souls here.
- 9th January and you can read our review of State of Wonder here.
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18 May 2014, 00:30