The Book Club was established in 2010 to offer space to explore the pleasure and complexity of modern and contemporary fiction and meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Free to all Throughout 2018, the group will be exploring environmental fiction.
Following on from 'After London' by Richard Jeffries in January, the group will be looking at 'The Death of Grass' by John Christopher.
From the blurb: At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain, society starts to descend into barbarism. As John and his family try to make it across country to the safety of his brother's farm in a hidden valley, their humanity is tested to its very limits. A chilling psychological thriller and one of the greatest post-apocalyptic novels ever written, The Death of Grass shows people struggling to hold on to their identities as the familiar world disintegrates - and the terrible price they must pay for surviving.
The book club meets inside the Gallery Cafe between 6pm and 8pm.