Venue: Create Place, 29 Old Ford Road
6.30pm to 8.30pm | Free
Now meeting in our Create Place at 29 Old Ford Road every third Monday, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to join our monthly book club. In the seven years that the Book Club has been part of St Margaret's House, it has brought together a group of people who share a love of literature and commitment to St Margaret's social and environmental work. This November the group will be discussing War With the Newts by Karel Capek.
War with the Newts (1936) is Karel Capek's darkly humorous allegory of early twentieth-century Czech politics. Captain van Toch discovers a colony of newts in Sumatra which can not only be taught to trade and use tools, but also to speak. As the rest of the world learns of the creatures and their wonderful capabilities, it is clear that this new species is ripe for exploitation - they can be traded in their thousands, will do the work no human wants to do, and can fight - but the humans have given no thought to the terrible consequences of their actions.