March 2017 Newsletter
Book Group 4 is Beeston U3A’s latest ‘general’ book group – hopefully the group will come up with suggestions for a more inspiring name at its next meeting! We’re a small but perfectly formed group that started out on 16 January 2017.
The nature of the book club is to read and enjoy literature by various authors and across all genres. We come together for cordial and relaxed discussions about the month’s book choice. As we are a fledgling group we are not currently affiliated to a local library in order to obtain multiple copies of books, but if the group so wishes this could be explored.
Our February read was Before the Fall by Juliet West. A debut novel inspired by a true story, the setting is the East End of London torn apart by the First World War … a tale of an illicit love affair and its devastating consequences.
In March, we will be reading My Brilliant Friend (Book 1 of the Neapolitan novels) by Eleanor Ferrante. This is a story of friendship amid the backdrop of a poor section of postwar Naples, Italy. The novel opens with a flashback … the narrator is Elena Greco, a woman in her mid-60s, looking back on her six-decade friendship with Lila Cerullo and their struggles.
We meet on the third (3rd) Monday of each month – 1.30 pm at the White Lion Bar & Kitchen,
We would welcome new members, so please come and join us.