This group is open to all members of the DBWI. If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last month we read Anne Enright’s The Please of Eliza Lynch, which was a novel based on the lift of a real Irish woman called Eliza Lynch who became the first lady of Paraguay in a period of history of which most of us had not heard. We found the book itself muddled and confusing with its multiple perspectives on the lives of the protagonists. Some of us only finished it because you really should have read the book if you want to come to the group.
This month (April) we are going for Bad Blood by Lorna Sage, which almost won the Whitbread Prize about 20 years ago (and hasn’t been out of print since). It was warmly endorsed by the panellists on Between the Covers on the BBC.
We’ll be meeting on 18h April (the third Tuesday in the month) at 8pm. All members welcome and non-members for a free first visit to us. You should read the book if you want to come along. We meet in a restaurant at Newington Green, but there is no compulsion to have dinner – or indeed to spend any money.
Please email the WI if you want to come.
Our recent reads
The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch by Anne Enright
The President’s Child by Fay Weldon
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Still Life by Sarah Winman
Something Fresh – P G Wodehouse
The Mercies – Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Book of Emptiness – Ruth Ozeki
Longbourne – Jo Baker
All Quiet at the End of the World – Lauren James
Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
Colour Purple – Alice Walker
My Sister the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite
Silence of the Girls -Pat Barker
The Lamplighters – Emma Stone
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