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The Bishop, The EDT, The Great Exhibition, the Actress or another?
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messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ 21 November, 2017 19:33

Hi everyone- bit late getting home from work so just walking down now - see you shortly

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat 22 November, 2017 21:09

Well Rivers of London seemed to be enjoyed by all.

We decided due to December being busy our next meeting will be on 16th January. I will do a booklist and post at the weekend for voting. Theme is going to 'the undead'💀

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by marlowe 17 December, 2017 18:21

Can you do the list please?

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat 17 December, 2017 21:17

Yes sorry for delay will post it in the next couple of days, think I will have to change the subject slightly as couldn't make a whole list of worthwhile books on the undead

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat 19 December, 2017 20:57

Hi All,

At last,here are your choices for the undead!

Please pm me your first and second choice asap.

If anyone would like to join the bookclub in the new year our next meeting is on 16th January, please feel free to message me your choices.

I will announce the winner on Friday.


The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath.

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale.

What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in lifeís bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

World War Z by Max Brooks
It began with rumours from China about another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginnings of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse. Faced with a future of mindless, man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the 10-year fight-back against the horde, World War Z brings the very finest traditions of American journalism to bear on what is surely the most incredible story in the history of civilisation.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger
When Elspeth Noblin dies she leaves her beautiful flat overlooking Highgate Cemetery to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina Poole, on the condition that their mother is never allowed to cross the threshold. But until the solicitor's letter falls through the door of their suburban American home, either Julia nor Valentina knew their aunt existed. The twins hope that in London their own, separate, lives can finally begin but they have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them and works in the cemetery itself.

As the twins unravel the secrets of their aunt, who doesn't seem quite ready to leave her flat, even after death, Niffenegger weaves together a delicious and deadly ghost story about love, loss and identity.

Interview With A Vampire by Ann Rice
In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood. Anne Rice's compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of vampire fiction since Bram Stoker's Dracula was published in 1897. As the Washington Post said on its first publication, it is a 'thrilling, strikingly original work of the imagination . . . sometimes horrible, sometimes beautiful, always unforgettable'.

Affinity by Sarah Waters
Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870's , AFFINITY is an eerie and utterly compelling ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery and a poignant love story with an unexpected twist in the tale. Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London's most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prisons more unlikely inmates - the imprisoned spiritualist - Selina Dawes. Sympathetic to the plight of this innocent-seeming girl, Margaret sees herself dispensing guidance and perhaps friendship on her visits, little expecting to find herself dabbling in a twilight world of seances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat 22 December, 2017 23:23

Any more votes? Let have asap, thanks.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat 24 December, 2017 00:52

Chosen book is Interview with the Vampire by Ann Rice

See you all on 16 th Jan.

Have a Happy Christmas 🎄



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messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ January 10, 07:28AM

Just started the book on the train this morning- I was worried about finishing it by Tuesday but 10 pages in and it's flying. See you all next week.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Hels2015 January 14, 07:31PM

Hello, Is this still open to new joiners?
helen

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Hels2015 January 14, 07:32PM

Hello, Is this still open to newbies? I'd love to come along.
helen

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ January 14, 07:36PM

Hi Helen, you're very welcome - look for us in the Tippler this Tuesday about 19:45/20:00...we try to sit up front in the windows, I usually have the book with me and visible on the table.

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ January 17, 05:36PM

Oh my goodness I've just finished Interview with a Vampire and I really want to discuss the ending! V annoyed that I hadn't finished the last few pages before last night!

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by Red_Cat January 18, 08:18AM

You need to convene an emergency book club!

Yes wasn't sure about talking about the ending so not to spoil it for you, I had forgotten and still don't recall the ending from the film

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by JenniferJ January 18, 01:35PM

Hello. I agree! I hadnít finished the book either and was dashing from a yoga class so decided to skip it. Letís do a bit at the start of the next meet up?!

What is the date of the next one? And what is the subject matter?

Going to make the next one! New Years Resolution!
Jen x

messageRe: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by susan_ January 18, 05:52PM

Hey Jen! HNY!

Next one is 13 Feb, I'm doing the list on the theme 'books I bought at charity shops in the last several years and haven't read and didn't cull last week (when I basically cleared all my bookshelves)'. Scintillating I know! I'll put the list up by the weekend and ask for votes within a few days so we have time to read.

We didn't pick a person to do next month's list (but we're totally out of the habit of doing lists in advance). I suppose if anyone feels inspired they could just turn up with a list next time.

Oh also, two colleagues have Interview with a Vampire on DVD so I'll borrow a copy and we can do movie night at mine. I'll have a look at dates and post or direct message you all.

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