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messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by LadyBird1977 29 November, 2016 11:54

Hello,

I just moved to the area and so will come and join you if that's ok on 10th Jan smiling smiley

I'm happy with A History of the World too.

See you then, Merry Christmas.

Ashley

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by LadyBird1977 29 November, 2016 11:57

Hello,

I just moved to the area so will join you on 10th Jan if that's ok?

I'm happy with A History of the World in 10 1\2 chapters.

See you soon and Merry Christmas!

Ashley

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ 07 December, 2016 08:43

Okay Bookclubbers, the results are in

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

10th January at 7:45 for 8pm start.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ January 08, 03:48PM

I've just finished the book and am looking forward to discussing on Tuesday - see you all there?

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by overcaffeinated January 08, 03:51PM

I plan to be there! Especially as v keen to talk about the book...

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by LadyBird1977 January 08, 05:49PM

I am a newcomer. Really loved the book and looking forward to Tuesday. Ashley

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by marlowe January 10, 07:14PM

looking forward to discussing book. Might be a bit later though.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by overcaffeinated January 10, 07:54PM

Am late but coming!

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ January 14, 08:57AM

So we decided to meet on 21st February and Kenneth volunteered to do a list of books for the February meeting - he'll post on the forum and we can PM him with votes.

Cat volunteered to create a list for our March meeting, but I don't remember if she'd already chosen a theme.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ January 23, 08:08PM

Hey everyone - I'm not sure what happened to Kenneth but with time marching on I figured I'd post on his behalf smiling smiley

The uncommon reader
A masterpiece of comic brevity.’ Observer Led by her yapping corgis to the Westminster travelling library outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen finds herself taking out a novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett. Duff read though it proves to be, the following week she withdraws a second, more enjoyable choice of book. This awakens in Her Majesty a passion for reading so great that her public duties begin to suffer. And so, as she devours work by everyone from Hardy to Brookner to Proust to Beckett, her equerries conspire to bring the Queen's literary odyssey to a close. A gloriously entertaining comic narrative, but it is also much more: a deadly serious manifesto for the potential of reading to change lives.

Smut
A marvellous little book, small enough to put in a jacket pocket and so delightful that you'll want to keep taking it out again ... Part of the pleasure here is the unexpected mis-match between respectability and unseemly behaviour, but there's much more to it than that. These novellas are good enough to re-read and enjoy even when the events are no longer unexpected, and the reason is Bennett's sweet, easy prose. There is no sense of effort at all here. It's like watching an expert dancer dance, or an expert ice-skater skate. He just knows how to do it, and that's that

The clothes they stood up in
The Clothes They Stood Up In, the staid Ransomes return from the opera to find their Regent's Park flat stripped bare--right down to the toilet-paper roll. Free of all their earthly belongings, the couple faces a perplexing question: Who are they without the things they've spent a lifetime accumulating? Suddenly a world of unlimited, frightening possibility opens up before them.

The lady in the van
In "The Lady in the Van," which "The Village Voice called "one of the finest bursts of comic writing the twentieth century has produced," Bennett recounts the strange life of Miss Shepherd, a London eccentric who parked her van (overstuffed with decades' worth of old clothes, oozing batteries, and kitchen utensils still in their original packaging) in the author's driveway for more than fifteen years. A mesmerizing portrait of an outsider with an acquisitive taste and an indomitable spirit, this biographical essay is drawn with equal parts fascination and compassion.

They're all by Alan Bennett, of course, as that was the proposed theme. So please PM me two choices by end of day Friday 27 January and I'll post the winner over the weekend.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by kennethw January 23, 09:21PM

My bad Susan, I was going to do that this week.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ January 29, 08:40PM

Okay - the results are in:

Winner: The Clothes they Stood Up In (with 5 votes)
2nd: Uncommon Reader (4 votes)
3rd: Lady in the Van (3 votes)

See you all on Tuesday 21st Februarysmiling smiley

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by JenniferJ February 07, 08:47PM

Sorry for not voting. Just back from ski trip so will buy this tomorrow! See you on the 21st.
Jen x

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ February 07, 10:13PM

Hi everyone- just found out today that I have to be away for work the week of the 20th so I'm going to miss bookclub in February sad smiley

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat February 13, 04:39PM

O no that's a shame you can't make it Susan 😕.
I'm doing the list for next week, I'll put it up at the weekend.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcomeattachment
Posted by Red_Cat February 20, 10:37PM

Hi All,

Attached is the list for next month's book, based on the theme of Ireland in respect of St Patrick's day. PM me your vote if you cant make it tomorrow. Hopefully you can open the attachment, if not, I'll repost tomorrow morning.

Cat x



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Attachments: Book list Feb 2017.docx (15.1KB)  
messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by kennethw February 20, 10:40PM

Thanks Cat,

I won't be able to make it tomorrow, have a good evening everyone.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat February 21, 07:08PM

I will be late as finished work late, be there about 8.30

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat February 22, 10:00PM

Our next meeting will be on 21st March and the winning book is The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien.

Ashley volunteered to do the next list, theme to be decided!

See you all next month.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by LadyBird1977 Yesterday, 08:22AM

In celebration of April Fool's Day I've decided to go with a comedy theme.

I'll post the list before the next meet up.

See you all soon.

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