Book Club

Moominland Midwinter by Tovge Jansson

‘This is snow,’ Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter – or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and went exploring in the silent, snow-covered valley where the river used to scuttle along and all his friends were so busy in summer.

For discussion 10 February at 4pm

A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson

‘Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods… Mr Bryson has met this challenge with zest and considerable humour… a funny book, full of dry humour… the reader is rarely anything but exhilarated.’

For discussion on 24 February 4pm

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘A magical novel for adults and children alike.’

For discussion on 10 March 4pm

Wilding by Isabella Tree

‘This tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is, above all, an inspiring story of hope.’

For discussion on 24 March 4pm

Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger

A Christian classic and something a little more serious to read over Easter:

‘The true story of how one woman’s faith resulted in the conversion of hundreds of drug addicts, prostitutes and hardened criminals in Hong Kong’s infamous Walled City.’

For discussion on 7 April 4pm

Mister God, This is Anna: The True Story of a Very Special Friendship by Fynn

The moving story of a precocious foundling and a teenager exploring London’s East End and spiritual life. ‘The explosive individuality of Anna is not sentimentally touching but sometimes almost frightening. I hope that a new edition will introduce a new generation to this formidable and astonishing figure.’ Dr Rowan Williams.

For discussion on 21 April 4pm