Hot on the heels of this month’s book group discussion on Brooklyn by Colm Toibin, we will be looking at another male author who creates a really credible female lead: David Nicholls and his latest novel, One Day.
Following friends Dex and Em over a period of almost 20 years, the book focuses on just one day each year, St Swithin’s day, or the 15th July. This is summer reading with soul, perfect for enjoying on the beach or – let’s be honest – in the sandpit.
Speaking of which, for our July meeting, we will be slathering our babes in Factor 50 for a fun afternoon in Saltwell Park, Gateshead. Preethi Nair’s delectable 100 Shades of White is the book up for discussion while we tuck into our rather more pedestrian feasts. The plan is for a picnic by the bandstand, but if it rains we will make do with bought sandwiches in Saltwell Towers.
As always, new parents and scrumptious new babies are more than welcome to join us!