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March 24, 2020

It was great to welcome new members Nancy and Sue P to Book Club this month where we met to discuss Slow Horses by Mick Herron. We had mixed reviews for this book, the number of 'did not finish' tells its own story. After a slow start and jumping between many char...

February 14, 2020

From Sue on Facebook: "A few of us made it to book club but fewer still managed to read Birdcage Walk and it scored an abysmal 3! On the bright side, a good chat was had by all."

Michelle said:

"It's a strange reversal of last month's read which had an unpromising start...

January 24, 2020

Another great evening with the book club discussing Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce. Of the debut novels we've read so far, this is considered one of the best.

Everyone agreed this was an interesting read, the book was also brought to life by Susan bringing some informatio...

December 11, 2019

With no book to read this month the Book and Supper Clubs joined forces for a Christmas gathering. We headed off to a local Indian Restaurant all armed with a wrapped pre-loved book for a lucky dip Secret Santa.

Would you believe that with all the books in the world,...

November 13, 2019

Another good turn out for book club this month. We discussed The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook and we had some very different view points. Definitely a marmite book with scores ranging from 4 to 8. Fiona B was even inspired to visit the village that the book is set i...

October 8, 2019

We had a great evening at The Three Crowns with the Book Club, where we discussed Old Baggage by Lissa Evans. For once we were nearly all in agreement about this book, unfortunately we found it was a bit of a disappointment. The story didn't really go anywhere and it d...

October 4, 2019

They say crime doesn't pay, but in the case of Judith Cranswick it does, because she makes a living as a crime writer. She gave an insight into how she manages it at this week's John Aubrey Group Meeting.

Like most authors she reads a lot - particularly psychological...

September 11, 2019

The Book Club ladies had an enjoyable evening at our new venue, The Three Crowns.

We discussed Becoming by Michelle Obama, another of the reading sets donated by the Chippenham Borough Lands. It was a fascinating and gracious insight into how a strong family backgroun...

September 3, 2019

August's Reading Challenge resulted in a wide variety of reads. Thanks to everyone who took part - their choices and comments follow...

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn. Recommended by a friend.

It's the story of Raynor and her husband Moth who through a series of unfort...