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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thursday, 17 Jan 2019

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Whitwick & District U3A - Reading Group

This group is for those with a general interest in all books and reading. At each meeting we choose the book we will read during the following month and discuss the book we have just finished. We meet in each others' homes and the host of the next meeting selects the book that will be read and discussed.

If you've looked at, or even read, some of our choices, why not come along and join us? You don't have to join in with the discussion if you don't want to. All you need is a love of reading a wide range of books and we would be delighted to see you.

You can choose to get email reminders about the group's meetings by using this page in the Members' Area.


Methodist Church
Hall Lane


2nd Monday of the month for approx 1 hour

To make the process of selecting a book for the group to read, we decided to limit our choices to the following categories for this year: Auto/biographies, Short listers or prize winners, Short stories

Mon Dec 10th from 10.30am when we will be discussing 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. This familiar story depicts Dickens' childhood fear of poverty. Regarded as one of the most prominent novelists in Victorian times, Dickens enjoyed pioneering success and fame and was also acclaimed by scholars and critics for his interpretation of children's rights, education and other social reform issues.

Mon Jan 14th The book for this month is 'The Name of the Rose' by Umberto Eco. It is 1327, Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. His mission is overshadowed by 7 bizarre deaths so William turns detective. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts and digs into the labyrinth of the abbey where 'the most interesting things happen at night'. If this captures your imagination, you would be most welcome to come and join us.

If you've enjoyed this or any novels, do come and join us for coffee and biscuits. There's never any compulsion to join in, your presence would be most welcome.


Lynda Hall at reading at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk or zero one five three zero four one five nine two two

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Some of the books read and enjoyed over recent months.

Books read recently, linked by the theme of WW1 and the centenary of the outbreak of that great conflict

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