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Memento Mori

Another outside meet up to discuss Palestine. I wonder if we’ll continue to be so lucky with the weather in late September. 

It was interesting to talk about Palestine, a first graphic novel for quite a few people. We talked about the difficulty of remembering to look at the pictures, impartiality, context, and how we think things have changed in the region since 1991/2.

The winning book for next time is Memento Mori by Muriel Spark – the book pitch was also a pitch for the work of http://www.independentage.org/. Hanna is running a half marathon for this charity soon in case you feel like supporting her: virginmoneygiving.com/hannab

Other suggestions were:
The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton
Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens
The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
Beyond Black – Hilary Mantel

We’ll be back at the Effra Social on 25th September from about 7.30.


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