Book Circle

The group meets once a month at Pembury library. We all agree which books we would like to read and the very helpful librarians get the books for us. They provide a wonderful service. We choose classics, old favourites and new books. Some of these we enjoy more than others but lively discussion invariably follows.

‘The Suspicions of Mr Whicker’, ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’, ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , ‘We need to talk about Kevin’ and ‘The Help’ by Katheryn Stockett, our most recent book are among the books we have read and discussed. We also find criticism and articles from the internet useful. ‘The Help’ was about life in the Southern States of America for black maids and how they were treated by their white employers in the 60’s, very thought provoking for us; an article from the internet from The Californian Literary Review gave us an interesting American point of view.