The Speckled Band Book Club Meetup

  • November 14, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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Morning everyone!

We had a good discussion on Thursday. People praised the style of 'Like Water for Chocolate' and enjoyed the depth and poetry of the writing, the magic aspects of the magical realism and the insights into life in Mexico at the time.

However, it was also thought that the deceptively easy style and the self-absorption of the characters made parts of it a bit bland and some were a bit irritated by the simplistic romance.

Our book for November is Patrick Leigh Fermor's 'A Time of Gifts', the theme is Walks and Pilgrimages and it was suggested by Ruth.

See you in November - when the Speckled Band Book Club will have its third birthday.

Best wishes,



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  • Ruth D.

    Really nice group of thoughtful readers wiling to share their views

    November 18, 2013

  • Adrian

    good evening, and nice to meet new faces as well as friends

    November 15, 2013

  • Manda

    Really sorry but I can't make it today now as a family thing has come up. Hope there will be a meeting in Dec I can get to. Have fun.

    November 14, 2013

  • Chris

    Is there parking at the British Legion?

    November 13, 2013

    • Adrian

      parking for up to 10 cars around the left side of the building - there's no lighting at night. Or park in the main road, or in the public car park behind the library. Bound to be somewhere near...

      November 13, 2013

    • Chris

      Thanks Adrian - hopefully see you tomorrow...

      November 13, 2013

  • Adrian

    excellente magnifico brilliante

    November 8, 2013

  • Catriona

    Sorry guys, I won't be able to attend the next meeting as I have double booked myself onto a yoga course on Thursday evenings. It may be finished by the December meeting, so I look forward to getting the next book title. Have a fun evening on the 14th. Catriona

    October 31, 2013

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