Newtown Literary Group
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Members of U3A are all welcome to join the activities of the groups. Contact details of leaders are given in the Programme of Events.
The short list of the Man Book Prize in 2017 was the inspiration to start a book group. These five volumes were an introduction to the modern novel and proved to be a very interesting challenge that was taken up and repeated the following year. Since then our taste for the contemporary novel has waned and a wide selection of the works of authors from Victor Hugo through to Charles Dickens and Bill Bryson. We tend to prefer the 20th century and are returning to the Booker Prize short list in March.
For January and February two shorter modern novels were chosen.
"Aberystwyth Mon Amour" by Malcolm Pryce. You will recognise the town but you've never met people like this. Detective, surreal.
"This is Going to Hurt" by Adam Kay - 2017. "The secret diaries of a Junior Doctor". Read, learn and understand just why the nurses and doctors are overworked.
Meetings held once a month on Thursday or Friday afternoon 2 pm
New members welcome. Contact tel. no. on the new programme.
Next meeting: Friday 14th February, 2 pm at Alan and Sheila's home.
Books: the two mentioned in main text.
Following meeting: Friday 13th March, 2 pm at Anne's homeBook for discussion: "Ten Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World" by Elif Shafak - dedicated "to the women of Istanbul which is and always has been a she-city".
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