January 31, 2007


This blog is pretty dead having now moved over to WordPress - all entries before this one have been exported and moved over into the new blog which can be found here

November 19, 2006

November Meeting

We had two books to discuss this month:
Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code - discussed endlessly on the web(!) good yarn, bits of implausibility and weak on geography and historical detail.
As a classic read we had Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier) where there was a bit of a split in views, incredible detail but a little implausible (bit like Dan Brown!). I didn't read the book - couldn't get hold of one from the library and there was a general shortage of time but I did watch the movie - though many years ago I did see the Wilfred Josephs' opera which was - I think - commissioned by Opera North - I see Josephs produced the 'I Claudius' music - for some reason I thought it was Malcolm Arnold. On Rebecca I thought of the Princess Diana parallel which seemed - to me - strong.

October 12, 2006

Summer Reading

Maybe I ought to have a link back here to my blogger entry about my summer reading

October 10, 2006

The Idea of Perfection

Well the only person who enjoyed Kate Grenville's The idea of Perfection couldn't make the meeting. I managed the first 50(?) pages or so was rather too busy and was put off by the seemingly random italicisation.

October 03, 2006

Catching up

And shamlessly pinched from my unbroken blog - though this one is now unbroken too! - here's all the titles that got missed!

  • Death and the Penguin (Sept)
  • Talking Heads II (Aug)
  • Andrea Ashworth Once in a house on Fire - and with the classic read Of Mice and Men (Jul)
  • William Trevor's After Rain(Jun)

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