This book club welcomes everyone. The purpose is to get together once a month for the opportunity to engage in lively conversation, and to learn lots along the way. This is not a pretentious club - our aim is to open a platform to learn more about feminism and meet other interesting people over a drink at the pub!
We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at The Eton Mess in Eton. There is free parking in Meadow Lane car park from 7 pm. We are really looking forward to meeting you all :)
We picked November's book last month so I thought I would post the event now. Also as everyone will most likely be busy between Christmas and New Years we won't host a book club in December, however we will host a social event instead to celebrate the year so keep an eye out for that :) The book for November is Circe by Madeline Miller.
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.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019
Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child - not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long - and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.
So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss - the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.
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Link to book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Circe-Sunday-Bestseller-Madeline-Miller/dp/1408890046/ref=asc_df_1408890046/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=255992974927&hvpos=1o8&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7933865138987470072&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007104&hvtargid=pla-674076971700&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
We look forward to seeing you then!