Our book choice for July 2014 is The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby.
Our book choice for June 2014 is Dark Entries by Robert Aickman. Robert Aickman (1914-1981) was the grandson of Richard Marsh, a leading Victorian novelist of the occult.
Our book choice for May 2014 is A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine by Tony Benn. The book chronicles both the public and the personal events of the last decade of his life in Westminster and his ‘retirement’ thereafter.
Our book choice for April 2014 is Autobiography by Morrissey. Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.
Our book choice for March 2014 is The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan. In Jennifer Egan’s highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O’Connor, age eighteen.
Our book group choice for February 2014 is Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife.