BOOK GROUP 1 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HELP IN SITTING OUT THE CORONAVIRUS
21st March 2020
These are books that the group have read recently and in general were well received. Why not give them a try.
All these books are available to download onto Kindles and iPads or hard copies are available from Amazon. Who knows if the libraries will remain open, so those of us not out and about can ask someone to pick up copies or them.
THIS IS GOING TO HURT by Adam Kay
Adam Kay was a NHS doctor prior to becoming an author. The book, irreverent and funny but with a serious thread running through about the pressures facing, junior doctors. So much so that a particularly traumatic event lead to him leaving the profession
TULIP FEVER by Deborah Moggarch
Set in 17th century Amsterdam amid the grip of tulip fever young Sophia marries an aging but successful merchant.
His desire to have a portrait painted of himself and his young wife leads to all sorts of trouble when Sophia forms a relationship with the young artist.
THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE by Joanna Cannon
The story of Florence and Elsie who reside in sheltered accomadation. Flo in the early stages of dementia dreads having to move to a specialist care home for people with dementia
Someone Flo thinks is from her past takes up residence in the sheltered accomodation and she feel he is conspiring to speed up her move to the dementia unit. Some surprising twists in the story.
THE MURDER OF HARRIET MONKTON by Elizabeth Haynes
A real life murder mystery set in the mid 1800's in and around Bromley. Harriet Monkton is found murdered in a privvy at the back of the church she attended. Many people are suspects and the authors ending is surprising though in truth it remains a mystery. Interestingly may of the places featured in the book remain and are still recognisable.
THE BOY THAT NEVER WAS by Karen Perry
Set in Tangier and Ireland. A child is presumed dead after an earthquake, having been left alone in their home by his father.
The story follows the lives of his parents Harry and Robin and the way they deal with their loss. Harry feels his son didn't die in the earthquake as no body was ever found and so a relentless obsession to find him begins.