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The Bishop, The EDT, The Great Exhibition, the Actress or another?
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Posted by Chick 11 August, 2012 18:49

Greetings bookclubers,

Just a reminder that the next meeting is this Wednesday from about 7.30 in the Clockhouse.

I havent finished the book yet, about 75% through but am enjoying it.

Gemma are you able to come this time.

The Clockhouse will be closing soon for refurbishment and it might be a good oportunity to find an alernative venue. Eddie has left and with new managment we may get better customer service, it certainly needs to be upped.

And lastly greetings from Scotland, hope it doesn't offend.


This was the message on the Forth Road Bridge last Friday.

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 12 August, 2012 18:48

I will ne there. Havent finished the book yet - about 1/2 way through. It was my suggestion as well :S

How about somewhere that reasonably priced, good food? Like the Gowlett or The Actress

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Posted by Chick 12 August, 2012 19:15

I am open to suggestions, we can discuss some ideas on Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing every one.

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Posted by Chick 12 August, 2012 21:10

New picture.

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Posted by Spooks12 15 August, 2012 14:02

Interesting choice of images smiling smiley
Haven't finished the book either, but will be there later

What has happened to all the emoticons thingies on here?

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Posted by Chick 16 August, 2012 10:10

Greetings book clubbers,

Thanks to every one who came last night for another very good meeting and a big welcome to Emily. And thanks to Sarah for the smashing cakes.

The next meeting is Wednesday September 12th and please note the new venue, we will be meeting in The Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace Road due to the refurbishment of the Clockhouse.

Our next book will be ďOranges Are Not The Only FruitĒ by Jeanette Winterson.

A brief synopsis:

Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the discriminatory teachings of Pastor Finch and his understanding of Revelations. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. But when her friendship with Melanie develops into something a little more 'unnatural' she easily realizes the error of the Pastors teachings. The girls are subjected to terrible treatment to convince them to repent.

A local book shop, Rye Books will take orders by email and give us a 15% discount if we order more than three books. This will be done automatically for you by email. The following have ordered via this system: Sarah, Sheila, Liah, Alexia, Vicky, Chloe and Chick.


Hoots & hugs


Chick

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Posted by Chick 19 August, 2012 15:08

I deleted "sarah" from the email list by mistake. Can you please resend?

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Posted by Chick 02 September, 2012 12:25

What a fantastic book, and it happened in my lifetime, almost hard to believe people like that really exist.

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Posted by Chick 07 September, 2012 18:38

Greetings book clubbers,

Just a reminder that we meet this Wednesday at about 8.00pm in the Great Exhibition pub in Crystal Palace Rd. The refurbishment of the Clockhouse has been put back until next year so we can see how we feel about going back there. The only problem with the new venue is the beer, it's not very nice.


Also do you want to go to this:


National Theatre
Friday 19th October
£12

Obsessed with his own salvation, the hermit Paulo dedicates himself to ten years of prayerful penance. When his faith wavers, the ever-watchful Devil seizes the moment to convince him that he shares the fate of one Enrico, a notorious Neapolitan gangster destined for damnation. Swearing vengeance, Paulo lashes out against God and assembles a band of rival outlaws.

I'll match Enrico in mad badness.
So, we're damned, both of us, are we?
Then I'll be revenged on the whole world.

And yet, even as their villainous crimes escalate, the possibility of redemption hovers over the two men, perhaps within reach.

The subversive and riotous exploration of faith and the transformative power of love races across the Italian landscape, relishing the unpredictability of fate, an extraordinary array of characters and their very real dilemmas.

Sinner I am - pray for me.

Damned by Despair, written in 1635 by the great Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina, is brought to vivid life in Frank McGuinness' new version.

Supported by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre

[www.facebook.com]




If you do contact our little badger:
badgercarina@gmail.com

Hoots & haggis.


Chick

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Posted by Chick 13 September, 2012 17:37

Greetings book clubbers,

My profound apologies for the disaster last night, but it worked well in the end.

We will stay in the Clockhouse for the next three meetings then think again when it closes down for their refurb.

The next meeting is 10th October 2012 in the Clockhouse.

Despite the confusion last night it was another very good meeting.

Our next book is Anna Karenina, you have two months for this door stopper.

Here is a review, itís almost as long as the book:

[www.guardian.co.uk]



A big thanks to Emily for the dips.

Sarah & Leah, hope you are better.

Hoots & highland dancing.

Chick.

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Posted by katie1997 14 September, 2012 11:34

What was the disaster the other night? The one that worked well in the end?



PS Finished Love in a time of cholera. Never has a book irritated me more than this one. Some amusing parts, yes, the parrot, the excellent descriptions of the petty arguments between him and his wife but ooooh the whole thing made me want to scream. I really loathed it.

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Posted by clobags 15 September, 2012 08:13

Katie, I'm with you, but determined to see it through to the bitter end. Some very good story telling in there but it's buried amongst pages and pages of nonsense and I want to yell "JUST GET OVER IT!!!"

Anyway, sorry I missed the meeting, I was away in sunny Devon attempting to surf. See you in October!

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 15 September, 2012 09:42

K and C, you were both missed of course.

Love in a Time of Cholera seems to have had quite a Marmite impact on people. I loved it. I liked his rather meandering style of writing. But then, it was my book choice :s

Just started Anna Karenina. I am expecting cooler weather.

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Posted by Jessie6564 21 September, 2012 09:13

Hi There!
I just moved to East Dulwich from California and was wondering if I could join your book club? I need to meet some new people and I love a good book. Is it a members only kind of thing or is it ok if I show up?
Thanks
Jessie

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Posted by Chick 23 September, 2012 15:11

Hey Jessie, just turn up. Itís very informal & friendly. It would be great to meet you. If you are around today some of us are going to the Gowlett pub at 5.00pm in Amott Rd for one of their brilliant pizzas. Iíl send you my number. If not hope to see you on the 10th October.

Hoots & haggis

Chick



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Posted by Chick 24 September, 2012 17:55

We had a temp change of venue. I had checked it out and was told it would be quiet but when I got there it was mobed, no where to sit and very loud. Then it started to rain very heavily so we had to get a taxi to the Clock.





katie1997 Wrote:
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> What was the disaster the other night? The one
> that worked well in the end?
>
>
>
> PS Finished Love in a time of cholera. Never has a
> book irritated me more than this one. Some amusing
> parts, yes, the parrot, the excellent descriptions
> of the petty arguments between him and his wife
> but ooooh the whole thing made me want to scream.
> I really loathed it.

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Posted by cindabeth 24 September, 2012 21:48

Hello,

I just moved to East Dulwich and would also like to come along next time if that's okay?!

Thanks,

Jacinda

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Posted by Chick 24 September, 2012 21:59

Yes Jacinda please do!

Where have you moved from?

See you the tenth, dont be shy we are all very friendly.

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Posted by poppyfisher 24 September, 2012 22:44

I fancy joining...how do I join and where do you meet?

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Posted by Chick 25 September, 2012 20:34

Poppy,

Sorry have just seen your post. Please do join in, we meet in the Clockhouse which is at the bottom of Barry Rd., where it meets Peckham Rye. Next meeting is 10th October at about 8.00pm and the book is Anna Karenina. But donít let that put you off. We have two months to read this one.

Cheers


Chick

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Posted by JBoylen 26 September, 2012 16:57

I would love to finally join as well, though I will miss out on the 10th I will keep myself posted as to the next book and meeting time.

Anna Karenina is one of my favorites!

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Posted by Chick 26 September, 2012 21:23

Yes please do. Keep an eye on the forum for Novembers meeting, I am having trouble with my mailing list.

See you in November.

Bye the way there is no attempt to finish in October, it's a big book!



JBoylen Wrote:
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> I would love to finally join as well, though I
> will miss out on the 10th I will keep myself
> posted as to the next book and meeting time.
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> Anna Karenina is one of my favorites!

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 02 October, 2012 21:54

How are people doing with Anna K?

I am on page 128 and am enjoying it. To start with, there were just too many words and no sign of Anna. Now that she and Vronsky have met and a few sparks are flying, I have found some traction with the plot and characters.

Levin needs a slap and needs to man-up. It is one hell of a brick though. Only another 680 pages to go ...

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Posted by Chick 03 October, 2012 16:58

I am racing through. On page 27. 930 to go.

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 03 October, 2012 17:29

Its OK, the last 50 or so are notes in my book.

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Posted by Chick 08 October, 2012 09:59

Just a reminder, will see you all Wednesday. I still havenít sorted out my email issues but should do so this week.

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Posted by Chick 08 October, 2012 23:35

Tried to do a mass email tonight and all bar one bounced back. Will look into this this week.

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 10 October, 2012 23:50

Good meet this evening. Thanks for organising Chick.

The next Curry Club meeting is on 24 October at Tandoori Nights, all welcome. If you search for "Curry Club" you will find the thread.

We will probably meet at the EDT at about 7.30-ish and eat at about 8.30ish.

Please come along, maybe post on the Curry Club thread or here so that I can book a table.

Looking forward to the FB page!!

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Posted by Chick 11 October, 2012 13:26

Well done Carina.

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