LBLL Literary Club

  • July 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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July Selection: Nonfiction
Hostess: Shelly
Book Selection: Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
Author: Paula Byrne Synopsis: The illegitimate daughter of a captain in the Royal Navy and an enslaved African woman, Dido Belle was sent to live with her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, one of the most powerful men of the time and a leading opponent of slavery. Growing up in his lavish estate, Dido was raised as a sister and companion to her white cousin, Elizabeth. When a joint portrait of the girls, commissioned by Mansfield, was unveiled, eighteenth-century England was shocked to see a black woman and white woman depicted as equals. Inspired by the painting, Belle vividly brings to life this extraordinary woman caught between two worlds, and illuminates the great civil rights question of her age: the fight to end slavery.

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  • Sheila A.

    Hey, I'd really love to get started on the next book as I'm not a fast reader, can someone please post the title and author? Thanks so much

    July 13, 2014

    • Christine C.

      I believe at our last meeting Kris Burgoyne said our next book is "Nothing Daunted" by Dorothy Wickenden. Not sure if she changed her mind.

      1 · July 14, 2014

  • Sheila A.

    Sorry I missed last night, sounds like it was a good discussion. What is the August selection please?

    July 11, 2014

  • Christine C.

    I had a great time. Enjoyed everyone's contribution. Looking forward to the next one.

    July 10, 2014

  • Amy C

    always great to hear different opinions. I really learn from the different perspectives!

    July 10, 2014

  • Vikki W.

    Please remember if you aren't attending to change your rsvp to "not attending." Thank you.

    July 10, 2014

  • Kay A.

    Will not be able to attend.

    July 10, 2014

  • Sheila A.

    Sorry something came up and I can't make it

    July 9, 2014

  • Diane

    I'm looking forward to the August meeting. Since I just joined, I won't go to the July meeting.

    July 9, 2014

  • Deanna K.

    Will the book for August and event be posted after the meeting on the 10th? I am heading out of town (alone) on the 13th and could actually take a book with me to read on the airplane - looking forward to reading a whole book cover to cover!! :-)

    2 · July 5, 2014

    • Vikki W.

      Yes it will be.

      2 · July 5, 2014

    • Karen K

      I've been out of town and did not read Belle but would love to get in on the next one.

      July 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't had a chance to finish reading the book so my RSVP is tentative. :( Sorry

    July 9, 2014

    • Vikki W.

      Melissa, feel free to join if desired. It's not like a book where you may not want to hear the ending discussed.

      July 9, 2014

  • Robin S.

    Just joined. Going on a trip next week, but hope to
    Meet some of you ladies next month.

    July 8, 2014

  • chris b.

    I will be out of town for this one. Looking forward to next month!

    July 8, 2014

  • Tiffiney Ellis U.

    Sorry I am going to miss this one.... again. I keep getting the dates mixed up. Unfortunately I am unable to cancel a prior engagement :( Have fun. Hopefully I'll see ya guys on the next round.

    July 7, 2014

  • Christine C.

    Would someone lend me your book if you're done with it? Thanks!

    1 · July 1, 2014

    • Kris B.

      How about 11:30 near the Citadel somewhere. what is your # we can text in the morning. [masked] is my cell

      July 4, 2014

    • Christine C.

      OK. Will text you tomorrow. Thanks again!

      July 4, 2014

  • Kris B.

    If anyone needs the book let me know.

    July 4, 2014

  • Cat

    Sorry, can't make this one

    July 2, 2014

  • Kris B.

    I am attempting to get this read and would be happy to share the book if I get it done soon.

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Vikki W.

    Please note the new date! I goofed and put it on the third Thursday versus the second Thursday of the month. I think we had discussed it and went with the second which is what I have in my book. Sorry for any problems this presents anyone.

    June 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought I had just gotten lucky. :) I'm away on the 10th. Enjoy, and I hope to catch you all in August!

      June 25, 2014

  • Shelly Zoucha H.

    Vikki, did the date for this get moved? I thought we were meeting on the second Thursday of each month. Either way works for me.

    June 25, 2014

  • Jackie W

    Sorry, I'll be out of town, look forward to August.

    June 17, 2014

  • Sharon S.

    Good point Vikki. Maybe I'll join you next month.

    June 17, 2014

  • Sharon S.

    Really prefer mystery novels

    1 · June 16, 2014

    • Vikki W.

      I hear ya Sharon. I'm a mystery book reviewer. But the idea of the book club is to get us to read books that we wouldn't normally read.

      June 17, 2014

  • Kris B.

    OK I am almost done with The Whip and I agree with the group about much of it. It is very poorly written and although the story is somewhat entertaining it is a far cry from what I expected.

    June 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be on vacation, so won't be at the July meeting. I'll be there for the August meeting.

    June 16, 2014

  • betti

    Hasthe location been determined yet?

    June 16, 2014

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