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Book Club


Circulates round Group members’ homes

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

3rd Wednesday in the month

2:00pm - 3:45pm

Additional Charges:


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.

Books we have read in 2016 include:

 So you can see, our taste is quite catholic.

Some of the above were quite challenging reads, particularly the Booker prize winner “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”.  However we were all glad we had read it and whilst we found some of the description of the atrocities in the prisoner of war camps absolutely harrowing, we marvelled at the human spirit.  This is not an easy book but it is at times funny and uplifting and made for a very interesting discussion at our meeting.

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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.


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.