Octobers' Book Club

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Hello all,

We are jumping the gun early on Octobers book club as we would like to read the Sequel to Margret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale. So if you haven't read The Handmaids Tales nows your chance to read it before we read The Testaments in October :) The Handmaids Tales is a brilliant book so we are expecting big things from Atwood's sequel which has been written 34 years later!

Undoubtedly the most highly-anticipated book of 2019, The Testaments is the landmark sequel to Margaret Atwood’s seminal masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale. Picking up fifteen years after its predecessor’s tantalisingly open-ended conclusion, The Testaments promises a new window into Atwood’s dystopian world, as seen through the eyes of three women of Gilead.

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.

More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.

Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.

As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.' - Margaret Atwood

‘The literary event of the year.' - The Guardian

‘A savage and beautiful novel, and it speaks to us today, all around the world, with particular conviction and power… The bar is set particularly high for Atwood and she soars over it’ - Peter Florence, Booker Prize Chair of Judges.

Link to book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Testaments-Handmaids-Tale-Margaret-Atwood/dp/1784742325/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DIH2ZAXL63M0&keywords=the+testaments+margaret+atwood&qid=1568023568&s=gateway&sprefix=the+testmennts+%2Caps%2C197&sr=8-1

As always, Beth is collecting sanitary products for the Windsor Homeless Project so please bring along anything you wish to donate. We keep the book club a free event to attend, so if could spare a few pounds to donate to our chosen charity Dash which supports victims of domestic abuse, it would be much appreciated! We have a collection pot which is left on the table at every meet.

We look forward to seeing you soon!