"After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding.
For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship."
The Book group is also part of High Wycombe and Marlow Social group, and the next few Book Group events will be on both Meetup sites, until we transition completely onto this meetup page.
We usually meet on the last Sunday afternoon of each month at the Bootlegger pub opposite the railway station in Wycombe for discussion of one specific book.
Books are chosen by the hosts from suggestions given by Book Club members, please come along with your ideas for what we can read in future months!
Do not hesitate to contact one of the hosts for more information.