Crown Book Group

The Crown Book Group has enjoyed another 3 months of shared reading – the group fulfilling its remit to introduce us to genre we might have by  – passed. We read “The Bonfire of Vanities by Tom Wolfe – quite a leap of faith for some of our members but thoroughly enjoyed by all.

We followed this with “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary –Ann Shaffer as the film of the book was doing the rounds. Again we really enjoyed finding out about the German occupation of the island and its effect on the residents. We were indebted to one of our members who enjoyed researching the historical background to the events and we all learnt a great deal.

Our November book has taken us to the Classics and we are ploughing through Thomas Hardy’s, “A Pair of Blue Eyes” . It being one of his less well known books we thought it might be interesting particularly as it is in part auto- biographical.

We look forward to our Christmas reading list which our members are providing as free choice over the Christmas break and will be following those with “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr, as our January read.

If you would like to join us we are always delighted to welcome new members. We meet on the last Thursday of the month at Muchos Nachos ( The Crown Inn ) on Whyke Road at 7pm. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact me,

Hilary Nation       07976 369 089