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January Book Discussion - The English Girl by Daniel Silva

  • Jan 11, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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We will read The English Girl by Daniel Silva for our January book.

The description:

The setup: A beautiful woman is snatched from her vacation on Corsica. A ransom note reaches 10 Downing Street. An ambitious, unfaithful prime minister seriously needs a fixer. Which leads his fixers to art restorer and Israeli spy, Gabriel Allon, one of the more believable and likable heroes in recent spy fiction. To call The English Girl a page turner is an oversimplification. Smart, unpredictable, and packed with bits of history, art, heart, and imagination, this is a page turner to be savored. 

Let me just say that I like John LeCarre. Big fan. Still impressively relevant and prolific into his 80s. But the torch must pass to someone. And it’s been a while since I grabbed anyone by the lapels and said, “Read this now,” so let me strongly suggest that you take The English Girl to the beach, or wherever summer may take you. Daniel Silva isn’t quite LeCarre. He’s a more modern breed, with some major DNA overlap. (Other DNA-sharing: Graham Greene, Joseph Kanon, Alan Furst.) When it comes to the vast club of practitioners of international spycraft, Silva is a cut above them all, and The English Girl is a masterwork.

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We usually chat for the first 15-20 minutes before beginning any discussion about the book.

See you there!

Jackie

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  • Arlene S.

    I am so glad to meet everyone it was exactly what I was looking for laughter, talking and sharing with other women Thank you eveyone

    January 12, 2014

    • Wendy

      It was so good to meet you. Looking forward to next month

      January 12, 2014

  • Violet R.

    Always fun to meet with you ladies. :)

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great way to spend an afternoon! I look forward to seeing everyone next month.

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it today! Enjoyed the book, though. Hope to be able to attend next month!

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Emergency trip to the Vet : (
    I'm looking forward to the next one

    January 11, 2014

    • Wendy

      Sorry to hear that. See you next month

      January 11, 2014

  • Arlene S.

    Looking forward to the 11th

    January 1, 2014

  • Arlene S.

    Excited I said this year Id do something new and this is one new thing

    1 · January 1, 2014

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