Book club update

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A lively debate of Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee marked the June meeting of the University Book Club. A controversial and thought-provoking novel, whilst the majority of members enjoyed it, one person admitted to abandoning  it almost immediately. Perfect material for evoking strong feelings – that’s what the Book Club’s all about!

This time we introduced a series of questions to stimulate discussion, an approach which was positively received. One member was moved to email:

“Thank you for a good session. I enjoyed hearing about other people’s views and I thought the questions were helpful in exploring different angles and depths of the book” [Book club member,  8th June 2011].

The next book up for debate is When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant – winner of the 2000 Orange Prize for Fiction. Copies are available for loan from the Customer Services Desk on Level 3 of the Library.

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th July, 12.30pm in the Music Rooms (next to Towers). Why not come along and meet us? Newcomers, both staff and students, are always welcome and if you let us know in advance you’ll receive a  free pack of sandwiches and a drink – natter and nosh, we’ve got it all!

Any questions, please contact:

Sharon Reid, Academic Librarian:

Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Programme Assistatn, Radar: