It’s hard to believe that it is more than two years since the group began. Tiny, suckling babies have turned into gorgeous, wobbly toddlers and little people with huge personalities. New babies arrive, big children go off to start school (yikes!) and so we continue, meeting over a clatter of bright plastic toys to chat about books, parenthood and everything in between.
Our final two books for the year should give us loads to talk about. First up, next week (Friday 8 June) is The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I read this book on a long journey and became totally caught up in the beautifully described world of Alma, her little brother Bird and, right across town, the elderly author Leo Gursky. I hope everyone enjoys it.
Our last discussion this year will take place on Friday 27 July, when we will look at The Damned United by David Peace. After a host of books about women, we picked this fact-based novel about Brian Clough’s 44 days as manager of Leeds United. The story of ‘a man characterised by a fear of failure and a hunger for success’, The Damned United sounds right up our street!
We take a break for the summer holidays, but will return in September. If you have any ideas of books you would like to discuss in the autumn, let Liv or me know.
See you on 8 June, in the Quay Education area of BALTIC as usual.