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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018

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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 Aug 13th We will be reviewing 'The Leopard' by Giuseppe Tomaso di Lampedusa. This was one of the best-selling Italian novels of the 20th Century. It tells the story of Don Fabrizio, scion of an old feudal family on Sicily. It opens in 1860, with the landing of forces intent on unifying Italy, and ends in 1910. It recounts the fortunes of the prince's nephew, Tancredi, who supports the unification efforts of Garibaldi. Tancredi's career is made possible only by his marrying into money - which means marrying 'down'. As he profoundly says 'If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change'.

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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