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)

First Meeting – Wednesday 4th December

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If you haven’t read the book, then please come to the meeting anyway.  If you can’t attend the meeting then please read the book – and make any comments you wish on this blog. To start off the discussion……why do you think the book is called “I capture the castle”?  What is the meaning?  There are no right or wrong answers to this question!

Cassandra Mortmain

Image I didn’t know if I would manage to complete this book by the date of the book group but now I am looking for opportunities to grab some time to read it. My 17 year old self is really identifying with her young romantic notions.  The film of the book, I capture the castle is now in stock in the library.  Reserve if you would like to watch the film after reading the book.  But no cheating allowed if you haven’t read the book by the book group date!

More book group meetings

December’s group is fully booked. Sign up for any (or all) of the future meetings by emailing staffdevelopment@chi.ac.uk

• 5 February 2014, 12.00pm – 1.00pm

• 1 April 2014, 12.00pm – 1.00pm

• 23 May 2014, 12.00pm – 1.00pm

• 18 June 2014, 12.00pm – 1.00pm

The next book will be chosen at December’s meeting by putting suggestions in a hat.  If you would like to suggest a book please post the title here.