Welcome to new members and meetup recap

From: Justin
Sent on: Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:43 PM
Hi everyone.
First, just to welcome those people who've joined the group in the past couple of weeks. Great to have you on board.

We had our last meetup on Thursday evening - and it was great to have three new faces join us on this occasion. Thanks for coming along and contributing to the discussion.
We all very much enjoyed our little detour into non-fiction this time round on "The Suspicions of Mr Whicher". While we overall didn't feel it quite had the gripping read of a novel, it was still highly readable and a fascinating insight into the society of Victorian England and, in particular, the early days of detective work and the burgeoning media, and we found the impact of the case on detective fiction extremely interesting.

Our next meetup is on Thursday 13 August and we will be reading "The Last Queen" by CW Gortner - a recently published novel about Juana of Castile (known as La Loca, the Mad) -- daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, Queen of Castile in her own right, sister of Catherine of Aragon and mother of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
August Meetup: The Last Queen (CW G?

Hope to see as many of you there as possible. Wishing you all a happy summer till then (and hope you avoided the downpour this afternoon!).


PS. The background on our homepage is Juana's coat of arms (in case you were wondering!).

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