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Next Reading Group Meeting

Venue: Carole Winship’s house in Le Castera

Date: 3rd February 2020

Time: 14:00

Contact: Karen Burroughs or Joyce Booth

Details: : ‘Northern Lights’ by Philip Pullman

Reading Group Review – Frankiss Stein by Jeanette Winterson

TWIG Reading Group January 2020

We met at Sarah’s house to discuss Jeanette Winterson’s latest book ‘Fran Kiss Stein’. The book triggered off an enthusiastic discussion, however the general opinion of the book was anything but enthusiastic.

The book begins on the shores of Lake Geneva at the start of the 19th century and tells the story of how Mary Shelley came to write her famous novel ‘Frankenstein’.

It then turns to the 21st century with a story that involves AI, transsexuality and cryogenics plus various other issues.

With the exception of one person we all found it to be pretty excruciating. It was difficult to care about any of the characters or even try to care about whatever point (however important it probably really is) that Jeanette Winterson was trying to make.

Reading Group

The Reading Group meets at member’s home on the first Monday of the month 2pm to 4pm to discuss and share opinions on a chosen book in a friendly social atmosphere over coffee and biscuits.

Find below some of the suggested books for our current reading list:

Reading Group Book List

This is the reading group’s current list of books that we plan to read and discuss at future meetings. The books are suggested by members and changes all the time as we regularly update it.
Northern Lights – Philip Pullman – 3rd February
Educated - Tara Westover – 2nd March
The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery – 6th April
The Stolen Bicycle – Wu Ming-Mi
Everything’s Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
Our House – Louise Candlish
The Little Red Chairs – Edna O’Brien
Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
The Other Hand – Chris Cleave

For further information contact Karen Burroughs.