Tuesday 19 September 2017 3.46pm
Last night we discussed The Prince of Tides that received general acclaim from readers (average marks 8 out of 10), despite what we felt was an unpromising title and the 1991 film that relates only part of the whole story.
The book chosen for October
is The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
. We have booked a table again at the Kings Arms, Newcomen Street for Monday 16th October at 7.30.
We also voted on the book for November
which is the Fires of Autumn
by Irene Némirovsky
A French writer of Ukrainian-Jewish origin, author of Suite Francaise. In 1942 Némirovsky was arrested as a Jew and detained at Pithiviers and then Auschwitz, where she died, a victim of the Holocaust. The notebook containing the two novels was preserved by her daughters but not examined until 1998. They were published posthumously in a single volume. The Fires of Autumn was published in 1957.