Monthly meetings of our Book Club are taking place via Zoom.
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Next meeting: via Zoom on Monday 19th July
The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
Book Club review:
University student Adam sets off to Tuscany in 1958 to study and write his thesis on a Renaissance garden full of classical statues and inscriptions. He finds himself drawn in to solve the mystery of the garden and a wartime murder within the Docci family, with whom he is staying. The novel was a little slow to start and the references to Greek mythological characters confusing at times. Adam was surprisingly irresistible to the Italian women but his character grew on us as he matured through his quests and developed a stronger relationship with his own brother. Another little twist at the end helped to make this a readable and enjoyable story.
Our score: 6.5/10
Oscar Wilde and the Candelight Murders: Oscar Wilde Mystery 1, by Giles Brandreth
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The House of Hidden Mothers by Meera Syal
Because of You by Dawn French
The Haunting by Alan Titchmarsh
The Switch by Beth O'Leary