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April Book Club Meetup

  • Apr 16, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Following on from our first meetup which was a really enjoyable evening, the book you have chosen for the month of April is...drum roll please...

The Hundred-year-old-man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson:
Jonasson’s wonderful fable of one man’s escape from his nursing home into the Swedish wilds has captivated audiences all over the world. Quirky, moving, and laugh-out loud funny, this is a book to savour and recommend.

It starts on the 100th birthday of Allan Karlsson: a special party is planned in his old people's home, but Allan decides he's not going to be there. He climbs out of the window in his slippers and makes his getaway. It's the start of a picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we also learn more about Allan's rather remarkable life.

Looks like a nice light-hearted read with a few laughs thrown in!

Looking forward to meeting those who came along this month again, and hopefully seeing some new faces too on April 16!

If anyone has any questions or comments in the interim, feel free to drop me a line at any time.

Happy reading :)

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  • Frances K.

    very enjoyable. stimulating conversation. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The nibbles were great. regards, Frances

    April 24, 2014

    • Hazel

      Thanks Frances! Yes, I was quite impressed with the lovely nibbles courtesy of The Red Hen :) See you soon

      April 24, 2014

  • carol

    Hi hazel I cldnt come tonight had family funeral and my head not in right place forgot we had book meeting I am sorry about not letting u know earlier hope everyone have good night

    April 16, 2014

    • Hazel

      Dont worry at all, Carol. We did miss you though :) Just mind yourself and we will see you soon

      April 16, 2014

  • Kate

    Hi Hazel, im afraid im not going to make it tonight. Disappointed because I really enjoyed the book :( im reading the herbalist now :) hope to make the next meeting. See ye then

    April 16, 2014

    • Hazel

      Thanks for letting me know Kate, see you again

      April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hazel, l won't have the book finished by this evening so l'm not going to attend as l don't want to know the end! (as l'm enjoying it too much ...and it would ruin it!!). I will see ye next time (and start the book on time

    April 16, 2014

    • Hazel

      Cool, enjoy the rest of the book, Helen!

      April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am sorry am not going to make tomorrow night. I have read the book and everything! Unexpected funeral to attend. Am so disappointed to miss it but hopefully next month. Thanks

    April 15, 2014

    • Hazel

      Sorry to hear that, Tina. Hope it wasnt anyone close to you. Take care and see you next time

      April 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Hazel - I'm afraid I can't make it tomorrow night. I have read the book and was looking forward to hearing what everyone else thought of it!! Anyway, next time I hope!
    Grace

    April 15, 2014

    • Hazel

      Ok Grace, catch you another time!

      April 15, 2014

  • Mary

    Hi Hazel, I'm afraid I can't make wednesday but please send me the name of the next book and the date for the next meeting as I'am really looking forward to attending and meeting everyone. Mary

    April 14, 2014

    • Hazel

      No worries, Mary! After the meetup on Wednesday night you will receive a link via email to a poll with a choice of books for May. I will post full details of the next Book Club once the voting has closed :)

      April 14, 2014

  • Deirdre B.

    Hi Hazel, delighted to find your club so accessible and easy to join. I hope to make this month's meet-up, if I can manage to get the book read by wed!
    Deirdre.

    April 13, 2014

    • Hazel

      Hi Deirdre! Thanks for joining, glad to have you on board! You are welcome to come along and meet the gang whether you have the book finished or not :)

      April 13, 2014

  • Mary M.

    Hi there, I won't unfortunately be able to make the book club next week as something has come up. Very disappointed as I'm enjoying the book. Hopefully I will be able to make one of the future meetups. Hope ye have a lovely evening! :) Mary

    April 11, 2014

    • Hazel

      Hi Mary! What a pity! But there is always May; hopefully we will see you then :)

      April 11, 2014

  • diarmaid mc c.

    Hi hazel, can you give times, dates and what book your all reading at the moment-when in April is the next meeting-if not when in may? Diarmaid

    April 3, 2014

    • Hazel

      Hi Diarmaid! Welcome to the Club! All the info you need is above. If you have any more questions just ask :) See you on April 16

      April 3, 2014

  • Kevin W.

    Hi Hazel..I'm delighted to have joined the book club and will attend the next meeting..Will I have to have this months chosen book read to attend..? I will request it in our local library straight away anyway..Also , could you tell me where is suitable for parking near the meeting venue..? Well done with the club and keep up the good work....Kevin.

    April 2, 2014

    • Hazel

      No problem, Caroline! Happy to help :)

      1 · April 2, 2014

    • Kevin W.

      Thank you for that info Hazel..Hope to see ye all on the 16th so..Take care..Kevin.

      1 · April 3, 2014

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