January Book Club

January Book Club

At our January meeting we discussed The Final Round by Bernard O’Keeffe. Six Oxford university friends, whose lives have since diverged, still meet once a year at a charity quiz. Shortly after their latest meeting, one of their number is found murdered, by the Leg O...
Ladies who lunched!

Ladies who lunched!

Thirteen of us had a very enjoyable lunch at The Red Lion in Barnes on Monday 17th. It was lovely to be able to actually see and be with each other – and to have a proper chat and catch up. We cannot sing the praises of The Red Lion enough! We were what we...
Spitalfields Silks – Jennifer Wearden

Spitalfields Silks – Jennifer Wearden

The English silk industry expanded rapidly at the end of the 17th century, stimulated by the number of skilled Protestant weavers fleeing from religious persecution in France, and it became centered within one square mile of Spitalfields Market in London. In the first...
December Book Club

December Book Club

We held our December meeting in early January to avoid the holiday season and discussed the Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin. On the eve of World War II, Grace arrives in London and obtains a job in a rundown, dusty old bookshop, which she brings to life and...
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