It was another large group to talk about Pride and Prejudice. A lot of people had read it before, or at least seen Mr Darcy get out of a lake, and we had an enjoyable chat about the plot twists, insufferable characters and great writing.
Lots of people = lots of pitches, but the winner was Maus by Art Spiegelman. It’s recent appearance in the news means some places have run out, but hopefully you’ll be able to manage to get hold of a copy in time, plus it should be available in decent libraries too.
Other books pitched were:
Regeneration – Pat Barker
Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
Swing Time – Zadie Smith
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
Educated – Tara Westover
The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kalk
The Elephants Journey – Jose Saramago
They – Kay Dick
We’ll be meeting back at Effra Social from 7.30 on March 10th. (We usually start book talk from 8ish)