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July Main Meetup

  • Jul 8, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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More than halfway through the year now, and it's time for our next monthly Meetup for which I don't think we could have picked two more different books, if we'd planned it that way! They are...

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (nominated by Sue)

Set mainly in the Scottish Highlands in the years following the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, 'Kidnapped' follows the fortunes of the young David Balfour as he endeavours to claim the inheritance of which he has been cheated by his scheming Uncle Ebenezer. A tale of kidnap, shipwreck, murder and pursuit, Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure-story is as compelling now as when it was first published in 1886.

Marching Powder by Rusty Young (nominated by Signe)

MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure), prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison. Thomas ended up making a living by giving backpackers tours of the prison - he became a fixture on the backpacking circuit and was named in the Lonely Planet guide to Bolivia. When he was told that for a bribe of $5000 his sentence could be overturned, it was the many backpackers who'd passed through who sent him the money. Sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, MARCHING POWDER is an always riveting story of survival.

So, hope to see you there in July.

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  • irene m.

    are all the places taken for the next book group, on the 12th August, if there is a space I would like to, just realized that is a Monday night, I usually dialize on a Monday night, however if there is a space I could dialize in the morning just for that time. Could you let me know

    August 5, 2013

  • Jessica T.

    Sorry, too short notice to come along! :(

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry only got the message at 9pm! Too late to join you, hope it went well and apologies once again, hope to make it to the next one

    July 8, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Sorry, not feeling too great. Hope you all have fun.

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am now unable to attend tonight's meet up. So will take myself off the waiting list.
    Sorry about late notification .

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry for the late drop out, I'm now covering a late shift tonight so willbe unable to attend :(

    July 8, 2013

  • Casey Anne M.

    Sorry, I've double booked myself with the Glasgow Cinema and Theatre group on the same day , but I'll be at the next Book club meet up.

    July 3, 2013

  • Beverley

    Apologies, won't be able to make this after all... hopefully next month! x

    July 2, 2013

  • Sarah

    Sorry can no longer attend as ill be visiting family in Ireland.

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies, I won't be able to come to this one now but hoping someone on the waiting list will be able to fill my spot x

    June 29, 2013

  • yvonne d.

    Hi I am Yvonne love reading a wide variety of books. In and out of library every other day.would be nice to join a group.Off to Hillhead Library just now .look forward to meeting the group.

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    agoraphobia has taken firm hold just now = (

    June 12, 2013

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