May Day

Hi everyone hope you are all well – it was great to see some new faces at book group this month, and hope you will return for the May meeting. It’s a bank holiday (May 5th, not 6th, apologies for this if you were confused) but I am still planning to meet at Voodoo as usP1020335ual. Let me know if you aren’t able to attend.
Hilary Mantel is a fascinating writer. I am reading her first novel, Every Day is Mother’s Day at the moment. All the hallmark traits of dark humour, absence of sentiment and characters which are part grotesque, part utterly representative of the human race as we know and don’t necessarily love it.
I have also loved her more recent historical fiction, especially Wolf Hall, although this would be quite a long read for book group. An Experiment in Love is a great book, too, and is a highly nostalgic read for me. Some very interesting coming of age threads in this book, with a strong undercurrent of class consciousness, privilege and lack of it, and the way girls’ friendships ebb and flow.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.
Have a great weekend.

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Meetings

Monday 2 March
Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Monday 6 April
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

All meetings take place on the first Monday of the month at 6.30pm. We are currently meeting at:

Voodoo Cafe
84 Skinnergate
DL3 7LX
www.voodoocafe.co.uk

Photo by Moody Mammoth

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