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The book club has been running for over 3 years now, meeting once a month in Signal and has proved to be very interesting. We have lost people and gained some new ones along the way. It is a serious book club, so no alcohol involved, but yet it is a bit of fun.

 

 

Members are currently reading  Days without End by Sebastion Barry




Venue: Signal Arts Centre Gallery

Date: 1st Tuesday of every month

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Time: 5pm


 

 


4th July   The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

 

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. 

 

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance.  

 

Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logicalómost definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. 

 

 

 

 

 

 



1st August   A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

 

 

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

 

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

 

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul.

 

 

 

 

 




5th September   The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

 

 

Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other, but not in the usual way.

 

They are Cora Seaborne and Will Ransome. Cora is a well-to-do London widow who moves to the Essex parish of Aldwinter, and Will is the local vicar.

 

They meet as their village is engulfed by rumours that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced the beast may be a real undiscovered species.