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Hi all, In April we will be reading Transcription by Kate Atkinson. Here is the summary: "In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of this country’s most exceptional writers". See you there!
Hi all, Since the last Sunday of May is a bank holiday, we will be having our May book club on 2nd June. The book we have picked is Milkman by Anna Burns, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018. Here's the summary: "In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences." See it on Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/milkman/anna-burns/9780571338757
Hi all, For our June poll we've got three books: Golden Hill by Francis Spufford; Normal People by Sally Rooney; and The Salt Path by Raynor Winn. Go here to choose your June book: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WLFND52 Poll will be open until 28 April. Get your vote in!