And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Mountains Echoed

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.  I’ll meet you there” Rumi, 13th Century.

Really looking forward to discussing this at next week’s book group.  What do you think of the various stories?  Confusing or interlinking?


Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

shades of greyNot to be confused with Fifty Shades of Grey please!

Jasper Fforde has written a book set in a dystopian future where your place in society comes from your ability to see various colours.  Hard to get used to in the beginning but I think I am starting to see the humour and imagine this bizarre world.  Has anyone else started this yet?  Let me know your thoughts….

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

ImageI read this book years ago and I’m looking forward to revisiting it again.  It’s the story of a beautiful young man who is painted. He manages to stay young and beautiful whilst his painting changes to mirror the ugliness of his character.  Let me know your initial thoughts on the new title by posting here….

Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans

6358197A group of actors are chosen by the Ministry of Information to make a propaganda film.  These characters who would never have crossed paths in peacetime are thrown together in the wilds of Norfolk to “do their bit” for the country.  Sound good? Post your comments here…. (Sign up for the meeting on 1st April and you will receive a copy of a library book to be returned at the meeting)