April Book Club

April Book Club

This month we read Exit West by the Pakistani author, Mohsin Hamid. The novel follows two students, Nadia and Saeed, in an unnamed third world city. Saeed is more conservative, living at home, as is generally customary and praying regularly. Nadia is more independent...
Eel Pie Island visit

Eel Pie Island visit

A great time was has by the ladies who got together for the visit to Eel Pie Island Museum.  11 of us got together to visit this fascinating little local museum along with a very interesting guided tour of the riverbank.  As ever, it ended up in the local pub for...
Highclere! At last!

Highclere! At last!

Due to Covid it took 2 years to get there but it was so worthwhile when we did. 13 of us braved the cold spring weather, setting off in a FISH minibus last Friday to visit the home of Downton Abbey aka Highclere Castle. Although the outside of the Castle is huge, (we...
March Book Club

March Book Club

This month we read Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey. Wentworth was the largest Georgian house in Britain, with a room for every day of the year and home to generations of the Fitzwilliams. It was surrounded by the South Yorkshire coalmines, the source of the...
Wine Club

Wine Club

We sipped and slurped through six wines and some fizz at our first tasting of 2022.  It was a great opportunity to try out wines that we wouldn’t normally buy – from an orange wine from Austria,  to a Slovenian Sauv Blanc, Romanian Pinot Noir and...
Murder they wrote!

Murder they wrote!

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Anja de Jager and Victoria Dowd to our March meeting where they talked about their lives as crime writers. They are both successful authors of crime fiction books and they both live in Barnes! Anja is well known for her Lotte...
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