The book chosen for our December meeting was Mr Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva. An imaginative account of how Charles Dickens came to write his much loved Christmas novel, rich in Dickensian atmosphere and cleverly including details of the famous author’s life, all our members enjoyed this festive read. We liked the author’s style of writing, which mirrored that of the great man, but was much more accessible than Dickens is to present day readers, who often find his novels too densely written. We also enjoyed the portrayal of Dickens, which was not always sympathetic, the humour and the clever twist at the end. Highly recommended.
As this was our Christmas meeting, we all enjoyed some seasonal refreshments, a Christmas quiz and plenty of chat!
There will be no meeting in January, so the date of our next meeting is Thursday 6th February and the book we will be discussing is New Boy by Tracey Chevalier, which is based on Shakespeare’s Othello.