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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   The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry




Venue: Signal Arts Centre Gallery

Date: 1st Tuesday of every month

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Time: 5pm


 

 


3rd October   To Kill The President by Sam Bourne

 

A blockbuster thriller from No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sam Bourne, in which Maggie Costello uncovers an assassination plot to kill the tyrannical new president. 

 

If a president is out of control,  

 

Who will take the ultimate step?

 

The unthinkable has happened. The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford Mac’ McNamara. 

When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the President comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it's clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 



7th November   The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

 

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read.

 

She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.

 

Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 




5th December   2 A.M. at The Cat's Pyjamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

 

A sparkling, enchanting and staggeringly original debut novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters.

 

Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, precocious nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer. As she mourns the recent death of her mother, she doesn’t realize that on Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day—and night—of her life. After bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia's legendary jazz club The Cat's Pajamas, where she’s determined to make her on-stage debut.

 

On the same day, her fifth grade teacher Sarina Greene, who’s just moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. And across town at The Cat's Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can find a way to quickly raise the $30,000 that would save it.