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Updated 10 February 2017 21:19
|At Fulwood Methodist we have a BOOK
GROUP that meets at regular intervals to read, discuss and compare
various books. The group is open to anyone who wants to join us.
We have decided to invite anyone who wishes to tell us their own response to one of the books on the rather long list below. This follows from our discussions last time, where we tried to decide what does constitute 'historical fiction'. it is a very wide genre and we thought about four lists of good historical writing which have appeared recently on the internet. So, please choose one which interests you (or which you may already have read) and bring your thoughts with you.
These are the books:
The Inheritors - William Golding
A Place of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel
Pure - Andrew Miller
Memoirs of a Geisha - Gordon
Mariette in Ecstacy - Hansen
Alias Grace - Margaret Attwood
Enigma - Robert Harris
Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
The Regeneration Trilogy - Pat Barker
Every Man for Himself - Bainbridge
Affinity - Sarah Waters
English Passengers - Matthew Kneale
Jamaica Inn - du Maurier
A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens
An Instance of the Fingerpost - Pears
The Shardlake Series - Sansom
The Flashman books - George MacDonald Fraser
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Master and Commander - O'Brian
Ivanhoe - Walter Scott
The Blue Flower - Fitzgerald
Restoration - Rose Tremain
The Girl with the Pearl Earring - Chevalier
Wolf Hall - Mantel
Romola - George Eliot
The Leopard - Lampedusa
Brooklyn - Toilbin
I, Claudius - Graves
Property - Valerie Martin
Enough there to keep us going!!!!
Tuesday 4 April at 7pm Exposure
by Helen Dunmore
for Lent reading,
by Nadia Bolz-Weber.
Once again, some laughter, some more serious discussion and biscuits. Do join us - anyone will be welcome.
Tuesday 6 June
by Elizabeth Strout
by Francis Spufford
All are very welcome.