Back to All Events

Book Club

The Gallery Café Book Club will next meet on Tuesday 19th April from 6-8pm to explore Doris Lessing's The Grass is SingingAll welcome and greetings to those who would like to join us for the first time this month-- it would be great to see you there. 

Doris Lessing brought the manuscript of The Grass is Singing with her when she left Southern Rhodesia and came to England in 1950. When it was first published it created an impact whose reverberations we are still feeling, and immediately established itself as a landmark in twentieth-century literature. The Grass is Singing is a superb evocation of Africa's majestic beauty, an intense psychological portrait of lives in confusion, a passionate exploration of the ideology of white supremacy.

Thank you to everyone who came last month to discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran and particular thanks to Tallulah Staple for coordinating in my absence.

Future third Tuesdays for your diaries: 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 16th August, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November and 20th December. Potential upcoming books may include... the recently-published Human Acts by Han Kang and translated by Deborah Smith; a Harper Lee summer, Charlotte Bronte's Stancliffe's Hotel, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. 


Earlier Event: April 18
Later Event: April 19
Chapel Cinema