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Can Work be Happiness…?

As always, our days are very full, and very varied, with part work and part pleasure (and the two are very intertwined). The ‘work’ is all to do with our two holiday cottages, Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns, which very much are at the centre of our lives but we would be hard pushed to identify [...]

The Age of Innocence?

***Our Book Club’s 21st Anniversary Review***Our little Parwich Book Club has come of age!  All five original members are alive and well and still reading, 21 years later. One of the five left some years ago to move to Yorkshire with her husband and family but still returns once or twice  year, and most certainly [...]

The Sisters Brothers

Our Book Club Christmas ChoiceThe Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt: a clever title and a clever cover. I’m not quite sure how clever – rather than simply entertaining – the book itself is and after our annual husbands-invited Christmas book club evening I feel none the wiser. Truth be told, I started off at a [...]

All Passion Spent Again

…Our Book Club Verdict…“How marvellous and strange’ writes Joanna Lumley in the introduction to our copies, ‘that a book which begins and ends with death should be so joyous and wickedly funny’. Joyous and wickedly funny the book is, and we all loved it, finding it a beautifully written, wonderfully sensitive often humorous portrayal of [...]

‘All Passion Spent’

…And Summer is Here, at Last…Today, Tuesday 24th July, has been wondrously hot, the hottest day of the year, apparently. I tore myself away from the computer (EQM re-assessment being an urgent priority, went outside complete with sun hat, Factor 50, and ‘All Passion Spent’ by Vita Sackville-West, my book for our book club meeting [...]

The Scarlet Letter: A Good Read?

…A Rather Insensitive Thumbs Down from the Parwich Five’ Book Club … In our house we have more paintings and pictures than wall space. We have nothing valuable in money terms but all valuable in what each picture means to us; I could say the same about books. I put some of my favourite books [...]

At last! Precious Bane… the promised book post

Let’s hope it is worth the wait because I’m not exactly ecstatic about the book in question, which is fairly unusual for me; the other four in our group all loved it so I was a bit out on my own but fortunately that never matters in our discussions. The last choice for our book [...]

Of Reading and Book Clubs and Things

This may be rather rushed. I have made a date with myself (and John of course) to watch ‘Three in a Bed’ at 8.30. Apparently it is quite funny, about B&B owners… I shall know more next time. Anyway, I promised that I would write about books today, having started yesterday but ended up interrupting [...]