We had a lively discussion about the usefulness of forgetting everything, the wisdom of royalty and why perhaps despite the fact that a lot of Kazuo Ishiguro’s books are similar, that’s why we enjoy them so much.
Book for next time is Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman which you can buy direct from the publisher (which includes a free ebook version, and a donation to a charity setup to repair some of the damage caused by Trump). Crystal Palace bookshop Bookseller Crow are running a big fat book group on the 15th of Jan so you have another chance to talk about the book – and Alison has promised to make poffertjes. You can buy the book from them here.
This is quite a long book, so you that you can enjoy reading it over Christmas our next regular meeting will be on the 30th of January at 7.30ish in the Effra Social. New members welcome!
As we had so many lovely book suggestions, and it’s Christmas soon so I’m including the full list and suggest you order from Bookseller Crow (who do an online shop, and can order books in) or from Hive. Remember you can always pitch again – Runners up included: Witch by Rebecca Tamas, Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and All Birds Singing by Eview Wyld.
Our Christmas dinner is on the 19th of December at Khan’s so please RSVP to the facebook event or send me a note so we can book! bring books to swap or Santa will be VERY SAD!! – a reminder post will be coming soon!