I’m sadly behind with my blog posting, so let me write my last post before the year is out, so I can tick that off my to-do list.
We met at the end of November to speak about The Warden, a short novel by Anthony Trollope. It is the first in a series of six, belonging to the Chronicles of Barsetshire. The story is entertaining though not necessarily engrossing. The writing, however, is fabulous. I enjoyed the somewhat more old-fashioned style (after White Teeth) and the beautiful language.
Next up for December was Mister Pip by Lloyed Jones. As we had decided on an ‘Australian spring’, so I just went ahead and made it into an Antipodean winter/spring. Jones is from New Zealand. Many people were unable to come to the meeting, so we went out for a beer and decided to talk about Mister Pip the next time we meet, which is Jan. 28th. With plenty of time ahead yet, I suggest those of you who are interested read In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield, also from New Zealand (download here). She is the cousin of Elizabeth von Arnim, author of Elizabeth and her German Garden, which feature in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
My suggestions then for 2019:
28 Jan Mister Pip by Lloyed Jones, In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield (download here)
25 Feb The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally (author of Schindler’s Ark, which the film Schindler’s List is based on)
25 Mar Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooke
29 April We of the Never Never by Jeannie Gunn (download here)
27 May The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
17 June Vera by Elizabeth von Arnim (download here)
Please feel free to comment, suggest changes etc. All the best for 2019, thanks for being part of my dream-come-true!