This Thursday, the Barnaby’s Book Club will be reviewing what they thought of “Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know” by Ranulph Fiennes. Fiennes appears regularly on the news with an epic frozen beard, waving an ice axe in triumph on a summit or at a pole, trumpeting yet another first ascent or crossing. “Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know” is chiefly the account of the post-1987 expeditions – remorseless derring-do ends with crotch rot, kidney stones and a grim catalogue of other physical suffering which reaches a climax in 2000, when our man hacks off five of his frostbitten digits with a Black & Decker.
Meet in the Brickmakers on Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm.
The Barnaby’s Book Club will kick off their year by discussing what they thought of “The Muse” by Jessie Burton – internationally bestselling author of “The Miniaturist”. Amazon says that “The Muse” brilliantly realises the story of two young women – a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain – and the powerful mystery that ties them together.
Barnaby’s Book Club will meet in The Brickmakers, Swanmore, at 7.30pm on Thursday 24th January. Come along and join in!
Our ever-popular book meets again on Thursday 7th June to discuss “Woman in the Window” by AJ Finn – a New York Times best-selling author. The book chosen this month is about to be a major film release from Fox.
This month, the Barnaby’s Book Club meets in The Rising Sun in Swanmore at 7.30pm. There is no need to reserve a spot, but please let us know you are coming by heading to our events page on Facebook. and clicking on either going or interested.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
The Barnaby’s Book Club is back after a short summer break. At our next meeting, due to be held in Barnaby’s at 7pm on Thursday 14th September, we will be reviewing “Days Without End” by Sebastian Barry. All are welcome, and there is no need to book. Just turn up! There will be coffee and cake on offer too, and some great friends to share your comments with. See you there.
There are more details about the Barnaby’s Book Club at www.facebook.com/barnabysbookclub.
Without our amazing volunteers, and without you, Barnaby’s would not exist. So the occasion of our third birthday is something to be celebrated! So that is exactly what we are planning.
At midday on Saturday 14th October, we will celebrate Barnaby’s 3rd birthday with a large amount of cake (we like cake). Throughout the week, there will be a load of images from the past 3 years on the big screen, and we’ll be raising money to support the St.George Foundation, currently tasked with a number of challenges in Sierra Leone following recent floods.
As announced on the big screen in Barnaby’s a few weeks ago, we’re launching a Book Club. Our first meeting will be in Barnaby’s on Thursday 16th February, kicking off at 7.30pm. This will be a “get to know you” session, aimed at agreeing what we want the club to be, and when we want to meet. We’ll also choose a book for the next meeting from the great suggestions we have had since the idea was first launched.
Why not tell us your book suggestions. What do you like to read? Who is your favourite author? What book has inspired you? Join the conversation now at www.facebook.com/barnabysbookclub, and register your interest. Better still, come along on Thursday 16th! See you there.