Our first book nomination is in!

Posted by Guy Pringle, 29th June 2012

Mandy Jenkinson is joining us again (her third visit to le Rieu) and ventures the first book for us to consider in September:   'My book is Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa. Since visiting Israel earlier this year, I've become very interested in the Palestinian problem, and this book is view...

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Holiday reading?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 25th June 2012

I loaded up the Kindle for a brief week away and set to on At Home, the story of how our houses became the places they are. As a long time Bill Bryson fan I persevered as long as possible but the lists of information and the shortage of his dry sense of humour weighed heavy. So I diverted in to view...

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The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay

Posted by Guy Pringle, 8th June 2012

In the trade it’s called hand-selling – you may have had it done to you? It’s where the bookseller physically puts a book in your hand with a heartfelt recommendation. And the really smart operators make sure there’s some kind of physical contact – just hand on hand, view...

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May 2012: And this is what the rest thought

Posted by Guy Pringle, 7th June 2012

Peter Sides, Warminster Apart from Guy I was the other token male - "husband of "- and I did wonder how I would fit in, having only read one of the books (The Book Thief). But with the poetry, quizzes & general discussions and the open atmosphere of friendliness (plus red wine and beer) I view...

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MAY 2012: DAY TWO

Posted by Guy Pringle, 6th June 2012

Book Thief wasn't our first adventure. That was the meeting ups: Angela at Portsmouth ferry terminal all according to plan; Wilma and Elaine on the catamaran in a flurry of hugs of recognition and Fran with a firm handshake and a thousand yard stare. Plan A continued when we picked up the foot view...

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May 2012: The first verdict is in!

Posted by Guy Pringle, 1st June 2012

This just in from Gilly Wood:   "Do you like reading and discussing books with like minded people? Do you like the idea of shrugging of the stresses and strains of everyday life? Would you like to relax in beautiful, peaceful surroundings? Well I did so I went to Guy's French Retreat to view...

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