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.