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At the October meeting we welcomed two new members Lorraine and Jayne.  We look forward to hearing their opinions on our reading choices.

Last month’s reads were discussed firstly:

The Zanzibar Wife by Deborah Rodriguez – Kathryn gave a brief summary of the author.

Tina then put a few questions about the book to the group.  This is when the group meeting gets interesting as opinions always vary. The discussion led to opinions on how we would feel if we lived in a polygamous society; not a popular idea for many of us.  We much preferred the idea of a Matriarchal society. I wonder why?!

And The Mountain Echoed by Khalid Hosseini – Paula gave a potted history of the author’s life.

Debbie had some questions ready for us on this book.  Only two members had managed to read it, but they were both full of enthusiasm for it. Chris said that Khalid was one of her favourite authors, having read all of his books so far. Doris, who is a history lover, told the group how it made her think of the differences in our culture and the culture described in the book. This led to a discussion on how some cultures seem to have difficulty moving forwards and why.

Reads For November

The Tatooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tattooist.

A vivid, harrowing and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest conditions.

The Last Gospel by David Gibbins

Jack Howard is about to discover a secret; perhaps the greatest secret ever kept.

What if one of the Ancient World’s greatest libraries was buried in volcanic ash and then re-discovered two thousand years later?

What if what was found there was a document that could shatter the very foundations of the Western World?

What if you were the one who discovered this secret and were then forced to confront terrifying enemies determined to destroy you to ensure it goes no further?

This is the story of one last Gospel, left behind in the age of the New Testament.

Next meeting is on Thursday November 1st, 2-4pm in the Social Centre, Camposol B.

You can also follow us on F/B if you are unable to get to the meetings.

For any more information on the group Tel Chris Leiper on 968 199 441