The next meeting of the Normanby Book Club will be on Wednesday 22nd November 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 November meeting is;  ‘The Wasp Factory’ by Iain Banks


‘The Wasp Factory’ by Iain Banks

‘Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I’d disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That’s my score to date. Three. I haven’t killed anybody for years, and I don’t intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.’

Enter – if you can bear it – the extraordinary private world of Frank, just sixteen, and unconventional, to say the least. 

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
  • A Summer Promise, Katie Flynn
  • Life after Life, Kate Atkinson
Forthcoming book club dates:
  • 22 November

 Book list August 2017

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