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November books meetup - Carol Ann Duffy

This month we are taking a break from fiction and reading poetry. We'll be discussing two collections by Carol Ann Duffy.

The World's Wife:- 'Elvis's wimpled sister rocks on in a convent she calls Graceland; Nancy Sinatra gets out her boots made for walking with the Kray Sisters; Mrs Midas misses the touch of her now dangerous golden-handed husband; and Queen Herod decrees the killing of each mother's son to protect her baby daughter in Carol Ann Duffy's startling new collection The World's Wife'

Rapture:-  'Carol Ann Duffy’s seventh collection is a book-length love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony; but what sets these poems apart is Duffy’s refusal to simplify the contradictions and transformations of love – infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancour, separation and grief. Instead, Rapture is a map of real love, in all its churning complexity, showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives.'

We have two books as they are both short books but if you are on a strict diet of one book a month that's fine. Join us for a chat about these books, other books you've read or want to read, or just to hang out with a group of intelligent, friendly people. They're usually on the table next to us but we like to pretend. See you there.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't make it at the last minute - will try again next time. 'Debbie'

    November 30, 2012

  • Paul

    Hello, looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday. We probably won't have a meeting in December with Christmas getting in the way so that may give us a chance to choose a longer book than normal to read over two months. Have a think if there's anything you'd like to read and if you have a copy of a book you can bring along that would help. See you there. Paul

    November 27, 2012

    • Stephen B.

      Hi Aimee - Glad that you can make it tonight. We meet in the The Three Sugar Loaves (at the bottom of Christmas Steps). It's usually very quiet, and we grab a table in the top section from about 7pm

      November 29, 2012

    • Aimee

      Thanks guys!

      November 29, 2012

  • Kate J.

    Hello Bristol Book Club. Im a member of St George Reading Club that meets monthly at the St George Library. I would like to invite you all to the author meeting that we organised on the 22nd Nov 2012. We will meet Mike Manson, the Bristolian writer to talk about his newest novel 'Rules of the Road' and about his writing career.
    Please joins us for an informal event with tea, coffee and biscuits (always a bonus:-))) at 6:30 pm at the St George Library, Church Road, Bristol, BS5 8AL on 22nd Nov 2012.
    Looking forward to meeting you.

    November 9, 2012

  • Aimee

    I've just got hold of the books, and am really looking forward to meeting you all next month.

    October 29, 2012

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