Literature

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Group Co-ordinator: Ann Crawford 01763 838 080 – crawford.ann@outlook.com   Please note change of email address.

Location: Fairycroft House.

Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm on the last Wednesday of each month during the Autumn and Spring terms (not Summer term).

The literature group comprises a few people who enjoy discussing the book of the month. We have an excellent tutor in Alan McClean. He decides the theme for the term and the books to be discussed. Alan then prepares some discussion topics for us to consider. As you might imagine we do stray from the discussion point in hand but it is fair to say that a good time is had by all. If you feel like a good read and like listening to other people’s opinions then why not give us a try?

Books for September 2019

Click here to download this reading list

Next season, starting on September 25, we’ll be looking at novels in which rivers and the sea play a prominent part. I’m calling it ‘Waterways’. I know you like to have as much advance notice as possible of what we’re going to read so here are the first three titles:

September 25: Kenneth Grahame: The wind in the willows
Tales of the riverbank with Ratty, Mole, and Mr Toad. A children’s book – but is it more than that?

October 30: V.S. Naipaul: A bend in the river
An Asian trader moves to the heart of post-independence Africa in a dark tale with echoes of Conrad.

November 27: Herman Melville: Billy Budd
Threats of mutiny in Nelson’s navy .The angelic Billy kills the evil Claggart. Captain Vere must dispense justice on HMS Bellipotent – a daunting task.

So much to look forward to. I’ll see you on the 25th September 2019.

Ann Crawford

March 2019