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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...

July 11, 2019

For August's Book Club read, we're trying something a little different. May I present... The Pewsham Belles Reading Challenge - a baker's dozen!

Your next read is up to you! Choose a book which fits one of the categories listed below. Easy or hard; completely new to y...

July 10, 2019

Another great evening with the book club ladies, where we discussed The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and had very mixed reviews. Some found the book hard to engage with, both because of the subject matter and the writing style. Scores ranged from 3 to 8 out...

June 18, 2019

The ladies of Book Club had a good evening at The Flying Monk discussing Joanna Cannon's Three Things About Elsie. We welcomed Kim to her first meeting and judging by her entry on Instagram she felt right at home!

Most people guessed the book's twist early on in the r...