The West Wratting Book Club meets every six weeks or so in the evening, at The Chestnut Tree pub, to review the latest choice of book and suggest future reading. It is a friendly and informal group and not exclusive to West Wratting residents
Our next book is the classic ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens, to be discussed on Wednesday 13th December at The Chestnut Tree at 7.30 pm.
For more information, ring Linda Gorman (290653).
From Challenge Dec 2023
Our book for November was ‘My Name is Leon’ by Kit de aal. The author writes from personal and professional experience. What could have been a depressing book in the end proves to be uplifting. It tells the story of a mixed-race child, Leon, put into foster care with his baby brother, from whom he is
later separated. The story is set in Birmingham against the background of the 1981 riots and is told from Leon’s point of view. It highlights how a young
child can understand more than adults may think while picking up only partly on what is being said and drawing wrong conclusions, as well as how loss of
precious objects and people affects us. At the same time adults, too, can misunderstand and draw wrong, sometimes dangerous, conclusions.
All said how they enjoyed/loved this book, with it being well-written. It is in turn sad, frustrating, upsetting, hopeful, and, ultimately, positive and satisfying, and easy to read (although it might need to be put aside when tension or emotion gets too much).
Scores ranged from 8.5 to 9 out of 10. Our next book is the classic ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens, to be discussed on Wednesday 13th December at The Chestnut Tree at 7.30 pm.
Linda Gorman (290653)