Author Archives: Janette

Going Forward

Please note that I will be no longer running the book club and as such all enquiries should be sent through to eastwood.library@inspireculture.org.uk

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A Farewell To Arms – Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell To Arms was June’s book club read.  Hot on the heels of the previous war inspired novel, we had an interesting discussion on how this compared to last month’s The Yellow Birds. The language of the novel was … Continue reading

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The Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers was the book club read for May and one of which we thought used very vivid imagery in order to tell the story. This was a fictional account of the author’s time in Iraq … Continue reading

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Dracula – Bram Stoker

Dracula by Bram Stoker was April’s read for the book club and one that surprised many of us that were introduced literary to the Count for the first time.  Most of us were aware of the Count through countless tv … Continue reading

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Slade House – David Mitchell

Slade House was our read for the March meeting of the book club and one in which our reactions differed from strange to horrible!  I think we decided on just plain old spooky in the end and after our discussions, … Continue reading

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The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith was the book choice for February and one of which most book members enjoyed and were not influenced by the fact this was JK Rowling in disguise! Although the plot was complicated, it was … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood

Our first meeting of the year saw us tackle the feminist tome, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Many describe this as science fiction, however the author prefers it to be referred to as speculative fiction. The majority of our … Continue reading

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