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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.

 

 

3rd July -  The Killing Snows by Charles Egan

 

 

In 1990, a box of very old documents was found on a small farm in the west of Ireland. They had been stored for well over a hundred years and told an incredible story of suffering, of love and of courage. In 1846, a young couple met during the worst days of the Great Irish Famine. The Killing Snows is a way to imagine what led to their meeting and what followed from it


Venue: Signal Arts Centre Gallery

Date: 3rd July @ 5pm

 


 

 




7th AugustThe Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

 

 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, two ordinary people living in an extraordinary time, deprived of their freedom, their dignity, their families, and even their names replaced by numbers, and how they survived Auschwitz concentration camp.

 

Venue: Signal Arts Centre Gallery

Date: 7th August @ 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4th September - A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

 

 

In the golden 1900s, Harry Cane, a shy, eligible gentleman of leisure is drawn from a life of quiet routine into courting and marrying Winnie, eldest daughter of the fatherless Wells clan, who are not quite as respectable as they would appear. They settle by the sea and have a daughter and conventional marriage does not seem such a tumultuous change after all. When a chance encounter awakens scandalous desires never acknowledged until now, however, Harry is forced to forsake the land and people he loves for a harsh new life as a homesteader on the newly colonized Canadian prairies. There, in a place called Winter, he will come to find a deep love within an alternative family, a love imperiled by war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism. n

 

Venue: Signal Arts Centre Gallery

Date: 4th September @ 5pm

 

 

 

 



2nd October - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

 

 

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

 

Venue: Signal Arts Centre Gallery

Date: 2nd October @ 5pm

 

 







6th November - The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson

 

President Bill Clinton and bestselling novelist James Patterson have written a spellbinding thriller, The President is Missing.

As the novel opens, a threat looms. Enemies are planning an attack of unprecedented scale on America. Uncertainty and fear grip Washington. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the cabinet. The President himself becomes a suspect, and then goes missing...

Set in real time, over the course of three days, The President Is Missing is one of the most dramatic thrillers in decades. And it could all really happen. The President Is Missing is Bill Clinton and James Patterson's totally authentic and spellbinding thriller.

 

Venue: Signal Arts Centre Gallery

Date: 6th November @ 5pm

 

 

 

 



4th December - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

 

 

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous – Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel.

 

Venue: Signal Arts Centre Gallery

Date: 1st Tuesday of every month

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Time: 5pm