The next meeting of the Normanby Book Club will be on Wednesday 20th September at 1pm in the Stableyard Café. Each month the group will select a book to read which will be loaned free of charge by North Lincolnshire Library Service. The following month the group will meet to discuss the book in the friendly environment of the Stableyard Cafe at Normanby Hall Country Park. The chosen book will be shared on this page so that you can keep up with what we are reading even if you aren’t able to attend all the sessions. The full reading list can be found at the bottom of the page. If you would like to join the group, please email or send a Facebook message. The book that will be discussed at the September meeting is;  ‘A Summer Promise’ by Katie Flynn


‘A Summer Promise’ by Katie Flynn

Maddy Hebditch has been living in poor conditions with her cantankerous grandmother since she was orphaned when she was very young. And although life is hard, Maddy has her friends Alice, Marigold and Tom to help her. Together the four spend their summers exploring the Dales and making plans for the future. Until war breaks out and everything changes. Maddy joins the ATS, where she is recruited for one of the most dangerous jobs a woman can do in wartime: the ack-ack sites. All four face dangers as the war worsens, but when Tom is terribly injured Maddy’s world falls apart…

Books that have already been discussed by the Normanby Book Club are:
  • Notes from an Exhibition – Patrick Gale
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • Perdita, the Life of Mary Robinson – Paula Byrne
  • The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
  • Saturday – Ian McEwan
  • The Accidental – Ali Smith
  • The Blue Book – A. L. Kennedy
  • Mr Golightly’s Holiday – Salley Vickers
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  • The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets – Eva Rice
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O’Farrell
  • NW, Zadie Smith
  • The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
  • The People on Privilege Hill, Jane Gardam
  • Middle Age, Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
  • Semi-Detached, Griff Rhys Jones
  • A Thousand Splendid Sons, Khaled Hosseini
  • A Kind Man, Susan Hill
Forthcoming book club dates:
  • 20 September
  • 18 October

 Book list August 2017

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