Book Club

On Monday afternoons from 4pm to 6:15 p.m. Leeds Combined Arts provide a Book Group.

This is made up of a small group of people who enjoy reading aloud. All reading is done within the 2 hour session which includes a 15 minute break for refreshments. All who wish, have a turn to read a chapter aloud, however members are also welcome to come along and listen if they do not wish to read.

 
Commences Monday 24th April 2017 4.00 p.m.
at Tree Tops Community Centre, Shadwell, LS17 6DP
"The Essex Serpent" by Sarah Perry
In Sarah Perry’s second novel, 1890s London is mad about the sciences, especially palaeontology. Every six months someone publishes a paper “setting out ways and places extinct animals might live on”, while smart women collect ammonites or wear necklaces of fossil teeth set in silver. New widow Cora Seagrave is patently relieved by the death of her unpleasant husband, a civil servant with “twice the power of a politician and none of the responsibility”; accompanied by her socialist companion Martha and her autistic son Francis, she leaves the capital for the wilds of Essex. There, “never sure of the difference between thinking and believing”, she hears of the Essex Serpent, a folktale apparently come to life and terrorising the Blackwater estuary; and meets its spiritual adversary, the rector of Aldwinter, William Ransome, with whom she is soon entangled in a relationship of voluble opposition and unspoken attraction.

This book has been chosen by member Jayne Harnett.

All welcome to read or just sit and listen to others. Entrance £2 including tea /coffee and refreshments.
Further details contact Carol on 07708 230333. |POSTER|






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