Book Group

OPENOur book group meets once every two months at 7.30pm in the shop. No need to sign up, just pop in for some light literary discussion and a glass of wine.


Our Next Book Group:

Warlight

Warlight

by Michael Ondaatje

Wednesday 24th July 2019

7.30pm

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous –Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire.

It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel.