Just a reminder to the bookclub members that we are meeting on Thursday 10th July 14.30h at the usual venue.
The July book is the
The Dreyfus Affair constitutes one of those moments of history that a lot people know of rather than much about. Even among well educated people there's often little more than a headline understanding of antisemitism, a French miscarriage of justice, Devil's Island and Emile Zola's famous attack on the French establishment's conspiracy against the Jewish army officer, Alfred Dreyfus: J'accuse.
But the real story is like something from the imagination of Alexandre Dumas, full of intrigue, wrongful imprisonment and heroic effort to establish the truth.
Robert Harris’s novel “An Officer and a Spy” has a point of high drama when the main character, Col. Georges Picquart, is ushered into a room full of atypical characters: people who will actually listen to him.
See review NY Times
and review The Guardian
The other books suggested were: Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge and The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life by William Nicholson.
We thought it would then be good to discuss what we’ve each been reading at the August meeting.
This will take the form of a picnic a members garden on August 21st.
The idea is to chat about what we have been reading at the August meeting for a summer’s afternoon picnic! Directions etc to follow.
After the rain, I’ll look forward to sitting outside and reading a book!
The June book was The Angel Maker by Stefan Brijs
and the meeting was on Thursday June 19th.
For any more information about the Ladies Lunch Club book club please see our bookclub page in this blog