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July meeting

Thanks to those of you who came to our meeting last night – and especially to our new member from Cumbria- great to see you all before the summer break. For those of you who couldn’t make it we have chosen a classic to read over the next couple of months- Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge.

Other suggestions from the group, if you are short of reading material for your holidays are: Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers -winner of the Guardian First Book Award in 2012, Blake Morrison -When did you last see your Father, Maya Angelou- I know why the caged bird sings and Jane Gardham -The Stories.

Remember the group doesn’t meet in August so our next meeting will be on Tues 2nd September at 7.30pm in Scott’s cafe at the Forum cinema.

Happy summer reading

Susie Troup


June meeting

Thanks to those of you who came to our meeting on Tues 3rd June to discuss Huckleberry Finn- we had an interesting and lively discussion about this classic. I have a couple of free copies left of our next book ‘The Woman Upstairs’ by Claire Messud for group members so please get in touch if you’d like a copy .

December meeting

Great to see everyone for a last meeting in 2013, it turned out that many of us who had previously not enjoyed Northanger Abbey, found it almost as satisfying as other favourite Jane Austen novels. I’m very excited to see what Val McDermid gives us in her new rendition of  the book.

I hope you all have Christmas stockings groaning with new books and I look forward to some inspired tips for another year of reading at our next meeting on Tuesday 7th January.

Happy Festivities

Susie Troup

Meeting Tues 2nd October

Thanks to everyone who came along on Tuesday and thanks to Lynn for a great choice of book – I think we all enjoyed it – which has to be a first! Lots of interesting views on the hilarious and quite tragic elements of the book.

June Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came along to our meeting as part of the Hexham Book Festival to meet Jenn Ashworth and discuss her book The Friday Gospels – what a lovely event! And thanks too to Liv for chairing it. Don’t forget our next meeting is on Tues 4th June at 7.30pm in the Forum Café when we will be discussing Lesley’s choice of book, Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: A Very Close Conspiracy by Jane Dunn. We look forward to seeing you there.

Next Meeting Tuesday 8th April

We’re looking forward to a lively discussion about our current read ‘The Innocents’ by Francesca Segal , on Tuesday , the Costa award winner 2012 this is a compelling update of Edith Wharton’s classic ‘The Age of Innocence’.
I still have few half price copies of our Book Forum Festival book ‘The Friday Gospels’ by Jenn Ashworth, join us and the author on Thursday 25th April for this free event to discuss this topical book on life as part of a Mormon family in the UK . Contact me for a copy of the book. Susie Troup

Next Book to be discussed on Tuesday 5th Feb

Our next book is the Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, I look forward to seeing you all on the 5th Feb at 7.30 pm in Scott’s Cafe at the Forum Cinema ,Hexham
Susie Troup

About the group

The group meets at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of every month at The Forum Cinema, Hexham.

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