The Life of Pam Eyres took the reader through the poverty of her early home life and the class situation in Britain. The five books in the series of the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer drew comment as did Tracks on My Face by Barbara Holborow who was a magistrate in the Childrens Court for many years. Twist of Fate by Joanna Rees was set in Germany in 1971.
Also enjoyed by several members of the group was the Monsarrat Series by Meg and Tom Keneally, there are three in the series written about convict days in Sydney and Tasmania, very readable and well researched. Gallipolli Street, Mary Anne O’Connor, set in a street in Sydney, three families who were neighbours over the periods of the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt gave an insight into the poverty in Ireland, Frank’s brother Malachy also wrote on the same topic.
Our Listening Book recommend this month was Short Stories by Agatha Christie. Another political history read titled Munich by Robert Harris contained some facts about the ill fated Munich Agreement as well as having a good storyline.
There’s a Bear in There is written by Merridy Eastman, an actor in the childrens program Playschool, who found herself employed as a receptionist in a Brothel.
The Birds at My Table, author Darryl Jones looked at people’s habit of feeding birds – do we do that because it makes us feel good or for the benefit of the birds?
Such a variety of reading this month, keep up the good work. See you first Tuesday in June.