Browsers Book Group list for 2008
Each month I host an open meeting for Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge in Suffolk, now held in a nearby hall. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages. Everyone is welcome to join in but please let me know you are planning on coming along. Sign up to the e-newsletter here to receive details. Scroll down to take a look at the titles we've read over the year, and view the archive for past discussions.
The group was divided in its enjoyment of this book, many being frustrated it didn't deliver more.
The local setting for this book didn't sway the group overall as most considered this an unoriginal story which held no surprises. But some of us loved it!
A powerful, moving and completely consuming account which has been meticulously and sensitively researched. Huge admiration expressed for the author.
There were elements considered charming and amusing, but overall the group felt this wasn't the best book by Barbara Pym.
Described as being Dickensian in its rich characterisation, the book was enjoyed by all the group, being charming, funny, pithy and vivid.
Descriptions of Cornwall and the Quakers appealed to the group, and this book inspired many to read more from this author.
Despite many recommendations, this book didn't strike a chord with this group. A difficult style and subject.
Deceptively simple language which revealed an intriguing, haunting and terribly sad story, enjoyed by the whole group.
A stunningly beautiful, moving and haunting book which attracted the largest ever attendance, with a number of men!
Most agreed this book was too long and based around caricatures. Disappointing.