St Michaels Readers Group

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Our monthly readers group was formed by a small group of friends who enjoyed reading and chatting with others about books we’d read.

Our first meeting was held in December 2008 when we shared’ The Island’  by Victoria Hislop. Since then we have read a wide variety of genres from historical novels to biographies, plays, poetry, thrillers, science fiction, short stories and much more.

Apart from the obvious pleasure of chatting about books that you have enjoyed – or not, we aim to encourage our members to widen their choices of reading material and to consider ideas and opinions of others.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at the homes of members. Because of this, our numbers are limited to the size of room available. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please contact Pat on 01584 819875.

Reviews of books read are shown below and included in The Sword magazine.


 April 2017 - The Button Box by Lynn Knigh

Most of us have a family button box collected over the years, not very often looked at and used even less, but we all remember special buttons that have memories for us.  This was an unusual book with fascinating bits of social history, fashion and life styles over the last one hundred years up to the 1970s all to do with buttons.
 
Attractively presented and with short chapters each dealing with a specific type of button or fastener, this book is full of interesting snippets of information.  It is also good for dipping in and out of and is a very accessible read.
 
Wendy Crownshaw
 

March 2017 - Every Man for Himself by Beryl Brainbridge

A very moving account of the privileged few aboard the doomed first and only voyage of Titanic - the unsinkable ship. It was written through the eyes of an orphaned-turned-rich upper class man in his early twenties. The group were split on this book. To some it was boring. Other were left curious about some of the details of the Titanic. The characters were not compelling. The last few pages have you drawn into the despair, and for some that were still convinced the ship wouldn't sink and just carried on.

Have a read and see what you think!

Pam Owens

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