Wednesday 1 April 2015

Book Club update: Angela Carter's Fairy Tales

I just sent out the following by email. If you haven't signed up, you can do so here - and if I accidentally missed anyone out, sorry. (I hope I haven't!)

I'm not quite sure whether I'll be able to finish reading the entire Book of Fairy Tales by the time of the next book club meeting. It may also be a bit tricky to chat about an entire book full of tales in one go.

So I thought things it might be good if everyone who's planning to come along to the next meeting nominates one or two of the tales for discussion. All of us can then make sure to read those specific ones, even if we don't all finish the entire book.

(Anyone who hasn't bought / borrowed the book yet could search for the specific tales - some are likely to exist elsewhere for free on the web)

Here's one I really enjoyed:
Vasilisa The Priest's Daughter

(I'm still only about 90 pages into the book & I still intend to read it all, so I'll probably nominate a second story later on...)

Also, re: Terry Pratchett novel for August - Monstrous Productions are about to announce their next play, which will be performed this autumn. It'll be a Sam Vimes one. How about we pick whichever play they announce and then go to see it when they perform it?

Addendum: for July, the nominated book will be One Night in Sixes by Arianne "Tex" Thompson.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Drat, my copy's in Cardiff and I am not. Will have to look at the contents page and try to remember!