Book Club

Welcome to all readers, men and women.

Our group meet in the Hall once a month on a Sunday evening at 7.30pm to discuss our chosen novel.

Where ever possible we choose books from Stirling Council Library Services, Reading Group Collections, which you can then borrow on your own card  from Dunblane library.

Book Club is a great way to experience different authors and enjoy a lively discussion.

£11.00 annual membership due every September to cover hire of the hall.

Tea & coffee provided free of charge.

All welcome.

Enquiries to Fiona @ 01786 880631 email cambushinniecroft@gmail.com or come along on the night.

Stirling Libraries are endeavouring to have multiple copies of our choices so please check with our local Dunblane library.

Sunday, 03 March 2019
  • "The Sealwoman's Gift" - by Sally Magnusson

    1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children.

    In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history does not record: the experience of Asta, the pastor's wife, as she faces her losses with the one thing left to her - the stories from home - and forges an ambiguous bond with the man who bought her. Uplifting, moving, and witty, The Sealwoman's Gift speaks across centuries and oceans about loss, love, resilience and redemption.

Sunday, 07 April 2019
  • "A Bend in the River" - by V S Naipaul

    Set in an unnamed African country, V. S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River is narrated by Salim, a young man from an Indian family of traders long resident on the coast. He believes The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it. So he has taken the initiative; left the coast; acquired his own shop in a small, growing city in the continent’s remote interior and is selling sundries – little more than this and that, really – to the natives.

    This spot, this ‘bend in the river’, is a microcosm of post-colonial Africa at the time of Independence: a scene of chaos, violent change, warring tribes, ignorance, isolation and poverty. And from this rich landscape emerges one of the author’s most potent works – a truly moving story of historical upheaval and social breakdown.

Sunday, 05 May 2019
  • "Dear Mrs Bird" - by A J Pearce

    London, 1941. Amid the falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a fearless Lady War Correspondent. Unfortunately, Emmy instead finds herself employed as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt at Woman’s Friend magazine. Mrs Bird refuses to read, let alone answer, letters containing any form of Unpleasantness, and definitely not those from the lovelorn, grief-stricken or morally conflicted.

    But the thought of these desperate women waiting for an answer at this most desperate of times becomes impossible for Emmy to ignore. She decides she simply must help and secretly starts to write back – after all, what harm could that possibly do?

Sunday, 02 June 2019
  • "The Small Island" - by Andrea Levy

Sunday, 07 July 2019
  • "East of Eden" - by John Steinbeck

    'There is only one book to a man' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden. Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.

Sunday, 04 August 2019
  • "The Shell Seekers" - by Rosamunde Pilcher

Sunday, 01 September 2019
  • "Birds Without Wings" - by Louis de Bernier

Sunday, 06 October 2019
  • "The Milkman" - by Anna Burns

Sunday, 03 November 2019
  • TBC

Sunday, 01 December 2019
  • Xmas Night Out

HAPPY READING

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