The Speckled Band Book Club Meetup

  • December 12, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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Good evening,

Thank you to everyone who came last night; it was lovely to see members old and new and hear so much enthusiasm.

'A Time of Gifts' was found to be enjoyable, if a bit frustrating in parts. It gave a fascinating insight into the mind of a person who really looked at the world through knowledge. Described as beautifully written, it was lacking in some detail occasionally. many members wanted to hear more about the world events of the time.

The book for December is 'The Commonwealth of Thieves: the Stody of the Founding of Australia' by Thomas Keneally and the theme is Australia. As it is our December meetup please feel free to bring some Christmas food for us all to share as it is a celebration too of the group's third year.

Best wishes,




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  • Ruth D.

    Hi I enjoyed our Christmas meet up and the discussion about Commonwealth of Thieves.[thanks to those who brought food and sorry I didn't] and am working on getting the next book Rivers of London.Happy Christmas everyone.Ruthx

    December 15, 2013

  • ValerieJayne

    Really enjoyed it!

    December 14, 2013

  • Adrian

    Great as usual - and thanks for the seasonal nibbles

    December 13, 2013

  • Selene P.

    Fab evening get together!!! And a great book for next month!! Yipppeeee x

    December 13, 2013

  • Carole E.

    Wont make meeting tomorrow - as have just returned from holiday.
    Would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas, and a happy new year. Hope to meet up in January, will check website for book choice.

    December 11, 2013

  • Louise

    Sorry, probably not going to make it this month. Triple booked and been too ill to read anyway. Have fun. See you in the new year.

    December 11, 2013

  • Kamila

    Unfortunately my manager didn't read the message in a diary (again!) and put me on a late shift for Thursday. There's nobody I could swap with so I will not attend.
    I'm enjoying reading the book but probably wouldn't finish by the meetup anyway.

    December 8, 2013

  • Ruth D.

    Hi everyone I will be attending tomorrow but will be catching the first evening off peak train back from London which gets me back at twenty to eight so am hoping there will be no delays. If there are I will just turn up when I can so please feel free to start the discussion about 'A time of gifts' without me if necessary.

    November 13, 2013

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