What we're about

This is a book club for literature lovers in the Roundhay/Oakwood area. We meet every 4-6 weeks at Stew and Oyster in Oakwood.

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A Bit of a Stretch - Chris Atkins

Stew & Oyster Bar

(NB. For those that attended last time when we agreed 14 October - please note we have changed it to 21 October. )

Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow?

Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons. But after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film, he was sent down for five years. His new home would be HMP Wandsworth, one of the largest and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe.

With a cast of characters ranging from wily drug dealers to senior officials bent on endless reform, this powerful memoir uncovers the horrifying reality behind the locked gates. Filled with dark humour and shocking stories, A Bit of a Stretch reveals why our creaking prison system is sorely costing us all.

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Convenience Store Woman - Sayaka Murata

Stew & Oyster Bar

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