When We Were Orphans

A big group round a very big table last week. Welcome to the new people!

We shouted across our opinions on The Elegance of the Hedgehog – it mostly seemed to go down fairly well though there was a mix of views and a bit of a split between people who preferred the first half and people who preferred the second half.

We had some good suggestions again, and the winner was When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro.
We’ll be meeting to discuss this at Mango Landin on Brixton Water Lane from around 7.30 or 8 on 3rd March.

Runners up were:
The Siege – Ismail Kadare
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Anna Karenin – Tolstoy
Leviathan – Philip Hoare
The Northern Clemency – Philip Hensher
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder

See you on 3rd March!

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One Response to When We Were Orphans

  1. Pete March 1, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Hi all,
    we’ve had a request from Japanese state TV to come and film our 3rd March meeting this week for a documentary they’re making about Kazuo Ishiguro – they’ve got permission from Mango Landin and I have explained the casual pub-based nature of the group and they’re cool with that.
    If you don’t want to be filmed just let them know and they’ll make sure you’re not in frame.
    They’ve also asked if it’s possible to interview a couple of us about the book and why we chose it, so if you fancy becoming big in Japan let me know!
    I’m going to try and get there a little bit earlier (7pm work permitting) for a 7.30 start and they should be finished by 9.
    Hopefully it shouldn’t get in the way of the normal meeting – apologies if it does (they did ask very nicely). The programme is due to go out in April and they’ll send us a DVD so we can have some sort of Gala premiere.
    cheers
    Pete

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