Monthly Archive for June, 2011

Fragrant Vagrants

Well that was a splendid bookgroup – such an interesting discussion, although it exposed many holes in my grasp of the politics of red China. I thought it brought up so many deep questions (in spite of writer not being Tolstoy) about the individual vs. society, parents and children, poverty, state endorsed violence and in the end, the powerful instinct for survival. That should be enough to take anybody through their week.
A warm welcome to the newcomers and a sad farewell to Katy – we wish her all the very best in her exciting new life.
For our July group, we are all going to recommend a summer read – plus I will see if I can organise a literary type pub quiz so maybe we will have a bit of healthy competition, alongside the cakes ( Ashleigh has agreed to make us some – dribbling already).
Look forward to seeing you all on July 11th.