Pure by Andrew Miller

So the winner of our first vote is Pure by Andrew Miller;

Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it.

At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.

you can buy the book from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pure-Andrew-Miller/dp/1444724282

Would anyone like to recommend a venue for us to meet?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    just finished Pure last, I know only a week too late but I really enjoyed it, that ending a little strange but a great read. Are we definitely going for the Hilary Mantel novel next?

    March 7, 2013

  • Uwe

    The book got 8 out of 10, good suggestion

    March 1, 2013

  • Lainie N.

    Low turn out for this one but a really good discussion was had, also really loved the ale taster plate the bar were doing! Look forward to seeing everyone again in March! :)

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reallly Sorry can't make the group. Tonite stuck at work, also only managed to read a quarter of book. Please include me for next one though Jess

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it tonight, I have to work late. Will definitely join next time. Have a lovely evening, Andrea

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Location looks great, looking forward to the meeting.

    February 26, 2013

  • Lainie N.

    Hi all - apologies for the lack of info on venue i've been out of london dealing with family drama, i think i know a nice place in borough we could go i'll see if they can fit us in. will email an update later today.
    L x

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys,
    I'm on the last 20 pages of the book. I'm not very familiar with the Borough Market area, but I'm sure it would work fine.
    -Amy

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have just started reading it and really like it although will be a marathon to get done by Thursday. Where did you meet the first time around? There is always the Royal albert in New Cross, although not sure if there is an upstairs or the market porter in Borough Market they definitely have an upstairs

    February 25, 2013

  • Uwe

    I am just enjoying the book, it is fantastic. Where do we meet? in case there is no other idea, why not in the same place as the first time?

    February 25, 2013

  • Tay

    Looks like I won't be able to make this after all. Looking forward to March though!

    February 25, 2013

  • Emma C.

    I wont be able to make this one but would love to make March! :) Please keep Meet Up updated to the book :)

    February 24, 2013

  • Tay

    I was going to ask the same thing. Does anybody have any suggestions? I would recommend a place but I don't know anywhere suitable for a book club meeting...

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, what's the book?

    February 9, 2013

  • Sarah

    Sorry can't make it now - but may read the nominated book anyway! Have fun!

    February 9, 2013

  • Lainie N.

    Beyond Black is leading the votes so far! I'll close the voting on saturday, so that should give people enough time to buy and read the book. Thanks. x

    February 7, 2013

  • Sarah

    Looks good - have said yes for now and voted but may be away - but will read whatever is voted for as they all sound good! :-)

    February 5, 2013

  • Cecilia

    I can't come this time I have a work trip...but I voted anyway :) enjoy the book whichever one it is!

    February 5, 2013

  • Nick

    Sorry can't make the next one as I have a work commitment - Look forward to the next meeting. Enjoy the book!

    February 4, 2013

  • Lainie N.

    To vote on which book you'd like to read for the next meeting go to the "More" tab and see the poll with the list of books to choose from. thanks, Lx

    February 4, 2013

  • Stephanie B.

    Hi everyone. Afraid I can't make that day as will be (ahem!) about half-way to New York. Have a great evening and see you in March!x

    February 4, 2013

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