What I thought about … a Tale of Two Cities?

At our initial meeting in October we discussed "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Most of us who had read it before had done so some time ago, and found it a bit difficult to get to grips with the style. I hope that everyone found it was worth the effort. Topics that came … Continue reading What I thought about … a Tale of Two Cities?

Our next book will be Frankenstein

Our next next meeting will be on Tuesday 21st of January at 7:30 pm in Harbury Village Library when we will discuss “Frankenstein; or the modern Prometheus” by Mary Shelley. At the previous meeting the following suggestions were made as to which book we should be reading: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Brave New … Continue reading Our next book will be Frankenstein

It’s Tale of Two Cities Tuesday

The first meeting of the new Harbury Village Library Classic Book Group takes place at 7.30 on Tuesday 22nd October in the library. Drinks and nibbles will be available. In addition to discussing the book we'll be deciding when the next meeting will be, and what we will read next. Since not everyone who has expressed an … Continue reading It’s Tale of Two Cities Tuesday

What is a Classic?

In his book "Why read the Classics" Italian writer Italo Calvino  produced 14 definitions of a "classic" book. The classics are those books about which you usually hear people saying: 'I'm rereading…', never 'I'm reading….' The Classics are those books which constitute a treasured experience for those who have read and loved them; but they … Continue reading What is a Classic?

Flagging up some Spanish information

In August we were given the opportunity to run Spanish conversation classes in Harbury Village Library. When posting information about the classes on Facebook we included an image of 16 flags representing 15 countries - the Spanish flag was included twice. Just for fun, can you answer the following questions: What nations do these flags … Continue reading Flagging up some Spanish information