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Site designed & created by Burton Joyce U3A.

© 2013 -2017 Burton Joyce & District U3A  All rights reserved.

U.K. Registered Charity No. 1157213

Book Club 1

Group  Coordinator

Judith Wright 0115 931 2805

Venue:


Circulates round Group members’ homes

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

3rd Wednesday in the month

2:00pm  This Group is Full.

Additional Charges:

None

Description:  awaiting update




Suspended until further Notice

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LOCAL LIBRARIES

There are many libraries in the Burton Joyce & District area run by Nottinghamshire County Council.


The Nottinghamshire County Council web site includes a section on libraries.

Click here to go to it.


If you just want to find your nearest library, click here to go direct to the

“Find a Library” page on the Notts. CC web site.

LOCAL BOOKSHOPS

Independent bookshops are a dying breed in the internet era. But we are

fortunate in having one that is very

much alive and kicking in our area. It

is “The Bookcase” in Lowdham, who sponsor the annual “Lowdham Book Festival”, and have a series of monthly talks, (their “First Friday” events),

through out the year.


Click here to go direct to The Bookcase web site.


Book Club 2 Suspended until further Notice

Group  Coordinator

Rosalind Burdus 'Roz'   rozzie59@hotmail.com

07455 576 276

Venue:


Circulates round Group members’ homes

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

3rd Monday in the month

2:00pm

Additional Charges:

None

Description: Our Group is united by a love of reading.  Our first meeting was in June 2014 when we met to discuss "The L Shaped Room" by Lynne Reid Banks.  It was very interesting to read a book set in the early 1960s and see just how much attitudes had changed (and for the better we all thought).  We agreed it was very much a book of its time and one which had probably brought about change itself.


At our inaugural meeting we agreed on a book a month from suggestions made by members.  We aim to plan a year ahead so that people can buy the chosen books, or order them from a library.  Where possible we meet in the house of the member whose book choice it is and that person will start the discussion.  There are no embarrassing silences as we all seemed to have plenty to say.


Below is a sample of some of the books we enjoyed during 2017.  As you can see, we try to vary our reading.  One of the books which surprised us was “The Enchanted April”and it taught us not to dismiss a book either by its cover or title. It was a very sensual book which transported us to Italy and confirmed the importance of travel. Von Arnim has an eye for small human failings, the little acts of pettiness and selfishness in which most people indulge



Book

Author

The Road Home

Rose Tremaine

The Aushwitz Violin

Maria Angels Anglada

The Enchanted April

Elizabeth Von Armin

Mothering Sunday

Graham Swift

The Lieutenant

Kate Grenville

Where My Heart Used To Beat

Sebastian Faulks