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messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 04 March, 2013 06:58

Greetings book clubbers,


The pub walk was very good.
Thanks to everyone who came to see Cloud Atlas last Saturday which was a previous book.
Thanks to all who came to Mr Luiís Chinese restaurant, a very good meal and a very pleasant day!

See you on the 20th, hope you are enjoying Mr Orwell.

Chick

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 10 March, 2013 14:32

Dear Book clubbers,

I recently went to an art project in central London. Two well known authors, Michel Faber & Mick Jackson, had recorded themselves reading one short story each which were then recorded onto a vinyl long playing record. Both the stories were excellent and well read, both very imaginative with a nice twist at the end. I have converted both to CDís and if you would like one post me a message or email me and I will bring copies to the next meeting.

Hoots & Haggis,


Chick.

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 13 March, 2013 14:29

No interest in the CD's so far.

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 15 March, 2013 06:06

Greetings book clubbers,

Just a reminder our meeting is next Wednesday 20th in the Draught House.

I have had very little response to my offer of Michel Faber/Mick Jackson CD. If you want one let me know before the meeting.

I suggest we do the book giving on Saturday the 20th and have our next meeting on Wednesday 17th. We can discuss the book giving venue next week.

Here is some information regards World Book night:

London
23 April 2013, 7:30pm
£10

featuring World Book Night authors Sebastian Barry, Tracy Chevalier, Victoria Hislop, Jojo Moyes and Rose Tremain
World Book Night's London party returns once again to the Southbank Centre, with a star studded night of readings in the Queen Elizabeth Hall from some of our amazing World Book Night authors as well as some special friends. Then afterwards relax and have a drink in the bar whilst the Book Shop Band entertain and you have a chance to chat and mingle with other givers and book lovers and share your stories and raise a glass to World Book Night!
Tickets are £10 per person and can booked via the Southbank Centre

Some of you may be interested in this event.

Cheers



Chick

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 17 March, 2013 14:08

Look forward to seeing you all this Wednesday.

Check out the World Book Night at the South Bank, tickets are going fast.

[www.southbankcentre.co.uk]

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 24 March, 2013 13:46

Greetings book clubbers,

Once again a big thanks to every one who came to last weeks meeting. An interesting and lively discussion on Mr Orwell.

The next meeting is on 17th April and once again in the Draft House at 8.00pm.
Our next book is We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.

A brief synopsis:

[en.wikipedia.org]

Bring your own razor blades.

I will do a phone round this week to see if there is any interest in seeing a film next Saturday at the Ritzy.

Hoots & hugs


Chick

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.attachment
Posted by Chick 25 March, 2013 20:31

Hi everybody,

Change of venue for next month, we are back at the Clockhouse. They have a room upstairs which is ideal for a book group. I have booked for the 17th April.
It was very good of The Draft House to accommodate us but the acoustics werenít favourable for a book group discussion. A very big thanks to the Draft House for their hospitality.

I am looking into a possible visit to The Ritzy this Saturday.

Cheers



Chick.

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messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by charliebubs 27 March, 2013 07:38

Hi Chick

I'd like to come on 17th April please. I've just ordered a copy of the book, anything else I need to know?!

Thanks
Charlie

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 27 March, 2013 14:44

Just turn up, you'll be made more than welcome.

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 08 April, 2013 18:27

Greetings everybody,

Great news, it may not be my cup of tea but nice they have shown an interest!
Have started our next book and hope to finish before the meeting.

Cheers,


Chick
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From: Charles McKain
To: ''
Sent: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 10:43
Subject: FW: [Reading Groups for Everyone Group contact] from Holly Mia Simpson



-----Original Message-----
From: Holly Mia Simpson [mailto:]
Sent: 02 April 2013 14:39
To: Charles McKain
Subject: [Reading Groups for Everyone Group contact] from Holly Mia Simpson

The following message was sent to you via Reading Groups for Everyone (
[readinggroups.org] )

Name: Holly Mia Simpson
Hello Chick,

I hope that you don\'t mind me contacting you. I work on the Channel 4 programme
Countdown and we are currently looking for contestants to take part on the show.

Hosted by Nick Hewer, with co-presenter Rachel Riley and resident dictionary
expert Susie Dent, Countdown was the first programme to be broadcast on Channel
4 and is one of the longest running game shows in the world, celebrating over 30
years and more than 5000 episodes.

As you run a reading group I wanted to contact you in the hope that yourself or
members of your group might be interested in applying to be a contestant on
Countdown.

If you think any of your members would be interested please let me know and I
can send you our application form. I am going to be holding auditions in the
London area on Friday 24th May so anybody interested can contact me directly.
Thank you in advance for your time and help,

Best wishes,

Holly Mia.

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chinni 09 April, 2013 14:56

Hey Chick - room for one more on the 17th?

Thanks
Chinni

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 09 April, 2013 18:18

Chinni,

Of course, just turn up.

Cheers

Chick

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by NewToDulwich1 12 April, 2013 13:07

Hello Book club!

I'm new here and keen to join for this! Will it be ok if I plan to attend on 23 April at the Gowlett Pub?

Cheers!

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 13 April, 2013 13:12

Hi newbie,

The next meeting is this coming Wednesday at the Clockhouse public house which is at the bottom of Barry Rd. We will be in the upstairs room, just ask the bar staff.

The event on 23rd is to do with World book night and you need tickets from the South Bank Centre. Go back several posts and you will see a link.

Can you come along next Wednesday? Youíll be made very welcome.

Chick



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messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 13 April, 2013 13:36

Greetings book clubbers,

Just a reminder of our next meeting this Wednesday at the Clockhouse in the upstairs room, 7.30- 8.00ish start. Any body had any thoughts on Countdown? Also I think we might consider the local authorís book which I wrote to you about. Iíll find out where we can buy it, perhaps we could read it some time in the summer, when it eventually arrives.

Hoots & harmony.


Chick

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 15 April, 2013 17:38

See you all Wednesday!

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 18 April, 2013 19:02

Greetings book clubbers,

Thanks to everyone who came along last night, another very good and lively meeting. Thanks to the Clockhouse for hosting us.

The next book is Middlesex by Jeffery Euginides.

[www.guardian.co.uk]

The next meeting is Wednesday 22nd May, a bit of a way off but itís a big book.

Thanks to Sarah & Bianca for some interesting histories.

Good reading.



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messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 19 April, 2013 19:28

The Wednesday night book club will be giving out books on behalf or World Book Night
At the Clockhouse on Saturday 20th April from 6.00pm.

The book is The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
About the Book
Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist Dr Grene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful. Refracted through the haze of memory and retelling, Roseanne's story becomes an alternative, secret history of Ireland's changing character and the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love and passion and hope.

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 08 May, 2013 15:58

Greetings book clubbers,

Hope you are enjoying Middlesex. The next meeting is in The Clockhouse in the upstairs bar on 22nd May. Itís being used until 8.00pm so I suggest we meet at 8.15. Some of you have suggested the one big long table fragmented the group. The Clockhouse arenít averse to us reorganising the tables to make two smaller groups of about six/seven as long as we put it back together. I would be grateful for your thoughts on this. I will check with Lisa as well.

Hoots & humbug.


Chick

PS please do let me know your thought/suggestions. Thanks.

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 17 May, 2013 11:42

Greetings book clubbers.

Just to remind you our next meeting is next Wednesday 22nd in the Clockhouse at 8.15 for 8.30.

Can I have some feed back regards using two tables instead of one big long one?

Cheers

Chick

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by EmED 20 May, 2013 11:57

Hello,

Im new to the area, would it be OK if i came along on Wednesday? I would buy Middlesex today and read as much of it as I can by Wednesday!!

Thanks!

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 20 May, 2013 12:08

Yes of course. Donít worry about buying Middlesex, just read a synopsis, itís far too big to get through in two days.

Chick. PS We meet in the Clockhouse pub at the bottom of Barry Rd. We meet in their upstairs room. At 8.15





EmED Wrote:
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> Hello,
>
> Im new to the area, would it be OK if i came along
> on Wednesday? I would buy Middlesex today and read
> as much of it as I can by Wednesday!!
>
> Thanks!

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by lizdaniel 20 May, 2013 18:20

I am interested in joining a book club. Could I attend this Wednesday but won't have time to read whole book.

Thanks

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Laura1981 20 May, 2013 20:38

Hi All!

I've been in the are for nearly 2 years, but I'm really keen to join a book club. I was just wondering how often you meet? I've got plans for this Wednesday but I'd be really keen to come along to the next meeting if you'd be happy for me to join the club?

Thanks, Laura

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 21 May, 2013 09:35

Yes just come along and meet people. Chick



lizdaniel Wrote:
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> I am interested in joining a book club. Could I
> attend this Wednesday but won't have time to read
> whole book.
>
> Thanks

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 21 May, 2013 09:37

Laura, we meet once a month. Keep an eye on this thread and just come along to the next meeting. If you pm me an email address I'll put you on the list.



Laura1981 Wrote:
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> Hi All!
>
> I've been in the are for nearly 2 years, but I'm
> really keen to join a book club. I was just
> wondering how often you meet? I've got plans for
> this Wednesday but I'd be really keen to come
> along to the next meeting if you'd be happy for me
> to join the club?
>
> Thanks, Laura

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 23 May, 2013 16:05

Greetings book clubbers,

A big welcome to Nicky & Susan, hope you enjoyed your first meeting. A big thanks again to everyone who came along, a very good night and a very interesting discussion.

The next meeting is on 19th June in the Clockhouse at 8.00pm. Our next book is ďTender is the NightĒ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A brief summary:

Rosemary Hoyt, a beautiful eighteen-year-old movie starlet, on vacation with her mother, arrives at a rather deserted portion of the French Riviera. There, Rosemary meets Dick Diver, a handsome American psychologist in his thirties with whom she instantly falls in love. Dick and his wife, Nicole, are exemplars of grace and sophistication, and move among a social set of similarly extraordinary people. Rosemary becomes part of this world, and in the gay times that follow, Dick begins to reciprocate Rosemary's feelings for him. Everything goes splendidly until, after an alcoholic friend of the Divers accidentally kills a man, Rosemary discovers Dick comforting Nicole, who has had a mental breakdown.
The story shifts back in time to relate the events that led up to the marriage of Dick and Nicole. Dick attended Yale, was a Rhodes scholar, and then moved to Vienna to study clinical psychology. Once, as Dick was leaving a clinic on the Zurichsee, he met the sixteen-year-old Nicole Warren, who was being checked in. The Chicago heiress had been sexually abused by her father and, as a result, had developed an acute fear of men. The two fall in love, and Dick becomes both her doctor and her husband. They travel extensively, are happy, and have two children together.
Partially on account of Nicole's relapse, the Divers decide to invest in a clinic in Switzerland. Things begin to unravel. Dick is accused of infidelity by a former patient, and Nicole, in anger, runs their car off the road. Dick learns his father has passed away and heads to America for the funeral. Upon his return, Dick meets Rosemary in a hotel, and the two consummate the aborted romance they had begun several years earlier. In the aftermath, Dick realizes his world is falling apart. He goes out carousing, gets beat up and imprisoned, and must be rescued by Nicole's sister, Baby Warren. As Dick continues to drink, he jeopardizes his position at the clinic and is asked to leave.
The Divers return to the Riviera, and Dick continues to drink and unravel, insulting old friends. Nicole has an affair with Tommy Barban and asks Dick for a divorce in order to marry Tommy. Dick readily agrees, realizing that Nicole's finally overcome her psychological condition. Dick then disappears to America, never settling down.


I am going to organize a ďpublic transport tripĒ to take in the new Jubilee line stations, the cable car across the Thames, DLR and then back to our beloved Peckham with maybe one or two beers en route. Topping the event of will be a cheep & cheerful meal either here or in town, anyone interested?? Haggis & hiccups, Chick.



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messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 28 May, 2013 19:12

Greetings book clubbers, I suggest we go for the public transport trip this Saturday, the 1st June. We would meet outside Westminster tube at 1.00pm, take the tube to North Greenwich and stopping at the interesting ones, Canary Wharf & North Greenwich. From North Greenwich we take the cable car across the Thames. At that point we may feel like a beer, then decide whether to take DLR to Woolwich Arsenal then BR into London Bridge then back to ED for a cheep Chinese or Indian. You can use an Oyster card on the cable car.
Let me know what you think!

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 29 May, 2013 17:53

Dear Book clubbers,

Well no one but me could make the trip this week end so I am cancelling this one and propose to go ahead on 15th or 22nd of June. Can you let me know which suits you best and we will go with the majority.

Chick

messageRe: Wednesday night book club.
Posted by Chick 31 May, 2013 13:48

Hi every body,

So far I have had more votes for 22nd June so will go for the public transport trip then as it also gives people more time.

Also wee Sarah has been unwell but is back on track to recover. We all wish her well.

Please let me know about 22nd?

Cheers

Chick

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