Our ‘A Novel Idea’ Book Club is next read and review will be ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by HARPER LEE‘ on the 6th July. Please join us.
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- To Kill a Mockingbird” To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee and first published in 1960 is considered one of the all time classics of literature. The story takes place in the 1930’s during the Great Depression in Maycomb, Alabama. This small southern town is very heavily segregated and there is quite a bit of racial prejudice. The narrator of the story is Scout (Jean Louise) Finch; a spirited 6-year-old tomboy who spends her time idolizing her older brother Jem (Jeremy) Finch. Their father, Atticus Finch, is the town’s lawyer and has just been appointed to defend a black man (Tom Robinson) who has been falsely accused of rape. Because of Atticus’ position in the case, Scout and Jem face many unsolicited repercussions. The story takes us through three years in the town of Maycomb, and the antics and happenings that occur there. From the children’s fascination with the infamous Boo Radley to being attacked in the dead of night; this coming-of-age story gives a perspective of what it was like to grow up in the south during a very tumultuous time.
Forthcoming Book Club Reads:
- Tuesday 6th July – ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee
- Tuesday 3rd August – ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ by S.J. Watson
- Tuesday 7th September – ‘Trespass‘ by Rose Tremain
- Tuesday 5th October – ‘Snow Falling on Cedars‘ by David Guterman
We always have interesting discussions about the historical setting of each book and its success in TV, Cinema etc. Feel free to join and listen even if you haven’t read the book.
The zoom link will be sent out by Henley on the day.
All are welcome – you do not even need to have read the book! The discussions range far and wide and are not just only about the contents of the book. If you would like to receive the monthly zoom link and join in then please contact Henley by email here