October Book Club

October Book Club

This month we discussed A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory. This differs from Gregory’s Tudor and earlier novels, as it is set in a booming Bristol of 1787 and describes the immense human suffering caused by the triangular slave trade and the greed of merchants....
Archers star joins Barnes WI!

Archers star joins Barnes WI!

Buffy, a celebrated actress with many film and TV performances to her name, probably best known as Jolene in The Archers (who remembers the shower scene!!) came to talk to us for the evening. What a great speaker she is. We heard all about her life in Canada, where...
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