Book Group report from Shona

by | Apr 26, 2021 | News and reports

Last Thursday night we met on Zoom and although there were fewer of us than usual ( only seven) we still had a lovely evening with lots of interesting discussions on a varied range of topics.

We discussed our books:

Knife Edge by Simon Mayo kept us gripped. We enjoyed the characters and the fact that the main character was a woman who liked listening to classical music and the short chapters kept us turning to the next one. The suspense kept on right to the end! It was given 4/5.

The Lost lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford was a delight to read. The author cleverly wove fact with fiction and you learnt so much about life on St Kilda and the tight knit community there and also about survival as an escaped POW in France with Rev Donald Caskie(the ‘Tartan Pimpernel)’ featuring in the story too. It got 5/5.

The Single Thread  by Tracy Chevalier was an easy holiday read, set in the 1930s highlighting the struggles after the Great War and how so few men came back! It got 4/5.

For this month we have also chosen 3 options:
The Tartan Pimpernel by Rev Donald Caskie
What they knew by Marion Todd  and/or
The Girls by Lori Lansens

We will meet again on Zoom on Thursday 27th May at 7.30.

Happy reading and keep safe and well
Shona. X