Category: Book Club

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    Dear Readers I always call you this on the assumption that you all read books; books covering all sorts of subjects for example autobiographies spy thrillers science fiction or you may be a lover of romance. But let me ask you this. What if your afraid of taking that first step frightened to look upon […]

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    Inspiration Dear Readers – What inspires you dear readers? Is it the idea you dreamt of last night a shop display on your last daytrip or that ‘thingymajig’ you saw on daytime telly? Well how about this for a flash of inspiration? “I was sitting in the Temple of Karnak on the Nile as the […]

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    Story of the Poinsettia Flower Dear Readers It’s less than 24 sleeps before the big day and I thought that it would be nice to end the year on a Christmas theme. So at the last minute I got my research hat on and found an interesting story behind the Poinsettia or Christmas flower. Dr. […]

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    In memory of Tom Clancy who died recently. Dear Members It is October 2nd as I write this report and I’ve just heard via the joy (that is Radio 4) of the demise of one of the great spy thriller writers of the 21st Century Tom Clancy at the tender age of 66 on Tuesday […]

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    Calling All Writers! Yes Dear Readers We are looking out for the writer in you to think back to your youth. Now I know we have all had a few sleeps since then but we want you to think about the things you got up to when you were a child and turn those ideas […]

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    Welcome to the September issue of the Book Club News. I was inspired to write this months article thanks to Ken Hodkinson bringing in a number of books to add to our new library in Ashland House. One book of particular interest sparked my curiosity. I started to dig around the internet as one does […]

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    Welcome to the August issue of the Book Club News. In a slight diversion from our normal news “Call me Ishmael.” is one of the most recognisable opening lines in Western literature according to the American Book Reviews rating in 2011. First penned in 1850 by the famous American writer and novelist Herman Melville who […]

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    110 years ago this month Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell was born an English novelist and journalist. His work spoke of social injustice opposition to totalitarianism and commitment to democratic socialism. He is best known for the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) Animal Farm (1945) which together have sold more copies than any two books […]

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    This year celebrates the 10th annual Leigh & Wigan Words Together Literary Festival. Running from 1st to 13th April we at the Think Ahead book club got in on the act by inviting members of the Leigh and Atherton Writers Group to attend our meeting on Monday 8th April. The five group members led by […]