Book Club

Book Club

The popular book club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am for an hour where we have an informal chat about the book we have read and choose a new book for the following month.
Refreshments are available and everyone is most welcome.

Books so far this year have been:

First Light by Geoffery Whellum a biography

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier


Reviews


First Light by Geoffery Whellum a biography

Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . .

Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return.

 “War stories are not my usual thing to read but I really enjoyed this, it shows how good a book club is as it makes you read really good books you wouldn’t normally look at” 8/10


The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

This book is funny wise and charming with a strong undertone of emotion as Harold goes on a journey he discovers himself and what is most important to him in life a lesson for all of us.

Good fun and good storyline  8/10

 

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Based on the true story this epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours this is an incredible and moving story,it is easy to read in fact very hard to put down. We loved it 9/10

 

 The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Quaker girl Honor finds herself transported from Dorset to America and is married into a strict Quaker family.

A huge moral dilemma arises when Honor becomes involved with the Underground Railroad. The Fugitive Slave Act has been passed: it is illegal to assist a runaway slave, and there are heavy penalties. The Quakers believe in equality but also want to abide by the law. In helping slaves, Honor puts her law-abiding new family at risk.

Fast moving good read 8/10


The Snow child by Eowyn Ivey

This story is set in Alaska in the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a bleak cold place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before.

When a little girl appears mysteriously on their land, each is filled with wonder, but also foreboding: is she what she seems, and can they find room in their hearts for her?

Written beautifully reminded us of a Russian fairy tale from which it takes its inspiration we loved this book and gave it a 8/10

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