The next book groups will talk about:
- Wednesday 1st November: Vintage by Maxine Linnell
- Wednesday 29th November Falling in Love by Donna Leon
All meetings are 7.15-8.15pm. Everyone's welcome, whether you've read the book or not! Most of our choices are available in the county library stock, so you can reserve a copy for just £1 and collect it at our library. They're also available online at good prices. We choose books on recommendation, trying for a balance of genres.
If you'd like to suggest a book to read , bring it along or email email@example.com. If you have any preferences, or would like to be part of a daytime group, please let us know.
Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Donna Leon's Death at La Fenice, the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca.
Holly and Marilyn would rather be anywhere but here, on this normal Friday afternoon. Then something very weird happens, and they change places. There's only one problem. Holly lives in 2010. Marilyn lives in 1962.
'With the current fashion for clothes of the 1960s, this book is right 'up to date' in its detail about both time periods. What is most interesting is the contrast in the social sonventions and attitudes towards sex, family, and authority. Both girls find their new worlds both strange and oddly appealing. For Marilyn from the 1960s, the new freedoms of 2010 are exhilarating. For her counterpart Holly now living in 1962, despite initial feelings of claustrophobia, she finds she enjoys the close family ties, the valued friendships and the romance that are not so certain in her own time. A very compelling and thought-provoking read.' --School Librarian