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Thinking of joining us at our reading group?

Then great, you're very welcome to. It's a great way to meet like minded people and makes for an interesting evening. We meet in The Drayton Court Pub at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of the month, with the next meeting on the 29th June.

Which book will be discussed?

June 29th: The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis.

It was summer 1970 - a long, hot summer. In a castle in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on the sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, and the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing - twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel - is struggling to twist feminism and the rise of women towards his own ends. The sexual revolution may have been a velvet revolution (in at least two senses), but it wasn't bloodless - and now, in the twenty-first century, the year 1970 finally catches up with Keith Nearing. "The Pregnant Widow" is a comedy of manners and a nightmare, brilliant, haunting and gloriously risque. It is the most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and Martin Amis at his fearless best.

Where can I get the book from?

West Ealing Library has a stock of the novel especially for the club, so pop in and borrow a copy.

What will we read next?

Always happy to take on board new suggestions; this is what we've got coming up:

27 July 'If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things' by Jon McGregor
31 August 'The Bell' by Iris Murdoch
28 September 'The Five People you Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom
26 October 'Oryx and Crake' by Margaret



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June 16, 2010