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Monthly Reading Group Meeting

Mon 23rd Jul, 7:00pm

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Next meetings July 23rd РAug 20th

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New members are always welcome!

Our books of the month are:

Silk and Song by Dana Stabenow

Beijing, 1322. Sixteen-year-old Johanna is the granddaughter of the legendary trader Marco Polo. In the wake of her father’s death, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the disintegrating court of the Khan as dynastic loyalties are shifting. Johanna’s destiny – if she has one – lies with her grandfather, in Venice, more than a continent away at the very edge of the known world. So, with a small band of companions, she takes to the road – the Silk Road – that storied collection of routes that link the silks of Cathay, the spices of the Indies and the jewels of the Indus to the markets of the West. But first she must survive treachery and betrayal on a road beset by thieves, fanatics, pillaging armies and warlords…

Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like `Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’ But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who `live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering `FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

 

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