Wednesday 11 September 2019 - 7.30pm
In our last meeting we discussed City of Sinners by A A Dhand. It was quite refreshing to read something as undemanding as this – a crime novel with numerous twists and turns exploring crime in the Asian communities of Bradford. Dhand certainly knows the city and its inhabitants well. At the heart of the novel is the extreme suspicion and antagonism between Muslim and Sikh communities within the city. These racial issues are explored with some insight and sensitivity as the backdrop to some engaging and sometimes shocking crime detecting.
Our next meeting will be on 11 September in the library at 7.30pm and we hope to welcome some newcomers to the first meeting of the new academic year. We are using the long summer break for quite a challenging read and hope to get through Atwood’s Alias Grace. We will also be discussing Force of Nature by Jane Harper and, as a piece of award winning non-fiction, we’ll be looking at Wilding by Isabella Tree. Obviously not everyone will be reading all of these, but we hope there is something here for everybody so please come along in September and tell us what you thought of one or more of these books. We are a small but friendly group of readers with broad tastes, always willing to try the recommendations of others.
Head of English