Book Club

The Swindon IVC book club is a sub-group for members of Swindon IVC. The bookclub meets about once every 6 to 8 weeks at different venues, often in people's houses. A theme/genre is chosen and then a book (or two) is picked for that month. Very informal and sociable so, if you like talking about books, having a good discussion, and meeting up over a drink and some nibbles, why not come along?

Penny and Richard hosted the last meeting where we enjoyed Danish themed food & drink and reviewed "The Year of Living Danishly" by Helen Russell. This provoked some wide ranging discussions about social expectations and opportunities. The data presented was both beneficial and OTT, but was generally felt to enhance the narrative. Overall score was 7.75/10

The current read is The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

The next club meeting will be on Friday 11th May, hosted by Bill and is likely to be at a Pub in Devizes.

Link to list of books we have discussed in previous meetings

New members are very welcome but should contact the host in advance so they get included on the time and other last minute details of the next meeting

The bookclub has set up its own YahooGroups list to aid communication - currently administered by Richard S - please ask if you would like to be added.

Happy reading!

Liz