Book Club


Where and when

Second Tuesday

Contact details

Ronnie Leech 01858 410072 email:


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Book Club – September 2020

We are struggling to keep Book Club going but each month a book is suggested and some of us read it and let me know their views. We can’t wait to be able to get together again. This month we have read “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Set in backwoods America it is a story […]

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Book Club – July 2020

We are trying to keep our Book Club going by emails etc and nice chats and last month we read A Postillion Struck by Lightning by Dirk Bogarde which surprised most of us by being a rather nice lyrical read of a childhood, quite unconventional, in the twenties and thirties. He wrote well and very sympathetically and I certainly […]

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Book Club – June 2020

  I was advised by a neighbour to take my car out to stop it running out of battery after about five weeks of lockdown. When I got home I penned the following:   Market Harborough   This market town is like a ghostly ship Empty of crew, of Master and of sound Where are the […]

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Book Club 2 – May 2020

Our book club is obviously not meeting together but we are talking on line about what we read in April and what is suggested we read in May. The April choice was “Land of the Living” by Georgina Harding. The main characters were quite traumatised by war experiences which led to an unhappy ethos in […]

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Book Club 2 – March 2020

Book Club 2 In January we read “The Secret Scripture” by Sebastian Barry. This is the second of this author’s books that we have read and this one was received with mixed feelings. It is a story of a young protestant girl in a small Irish village who is bewildered by the violence in the […]

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Book Club 2 – January 2020

We discussed two months’ books at the December  meeting. The first was “Bees” by Lalline Paull a book on which our opinions were very divided in that some loved it and some really disliked it. However that’s what a book club is all about. However the second choice was “Entry Island” by Peter May. This […]

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Book Club 2 – Sepember

Our book for August was  “The people in the Photo”  by Helene Gestern translated from the French. A very popular read of a tragic, romantic story set in France and spanning the years 1940s to 2007. A lovely book which will be re-read because of the subtlety of the writing. Ronnie

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Book Club 2 – July/August

BookClub 2 This month we read “Days Without End” by Sebastian Barry, The group found it a fascinating book written about the horrors of the American Indian Wars but in a lyrical style. It was basically a love story between two soldiers who started life in the mot deprived circumstances but made a life together […]

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Book Club 2 – July

This month we read “The Marrying of Chani Kaufman”  by Eve Harris. Without exception we all loved this book. We found it opened our minds to the life of an Hasidic Jewish community but at the same time we were engrossed in two love stories. The book made us think deeply about religious lives and […]

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Book Club2 – June

We read “Anatomy of a Scandal” by Sarah Vaughan. The plot was of a badly behaved politician and the effects of his behaviour on his wife, mistress and friends from his university days. The courtroom drama was riveting. The book was advertised as a page-turner and it really was. Liked by us all and appreciated […]