Tuesday, 18 January 2011
The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin. (272 pages)
In Blackwater in the early 1990s, three women - Dora Devereux, her daughter Lily and her granddaughter Helen - have come together after years of strife and reached an uneasy truce. Helen's adored brother Declan is dying. Two friends join him and the women in a crumbling old house by the sea, where the six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, must listen and come to terms with one another.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
I'm told by the Nantwich Bookshop that this is currently out of print, but it seems to be available online, with lots of offers of second hand.
The next book club meeting will be on December 20th, 7pm at Costa Nantwich. We will be having a christmassy celebration, so feel free to bring along festive nibbles (we have Brian at Costa's permission) and also a christmas reading if you have a favourite you'd like to share.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
The showing of A Single Man has been rescheduled to Wednesday 24th November at 7.30.
This is one of the previously postponed films.
The film is set in Los Angeles in 1962 and tells the story of George Falconer, a middle-aged English college professor who has struggled to find meaning in his life since the car accident that killed his longtime partner, Jim, eight months earlier. Jim's family disapproved of his relationship with George and thus refused George permission to attend the funeral. It stars Colin Firth in the lead role.
This is a special showing for the Bookworms United book club but all are welcome.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
The play is presented by North Country Theatre and is billed as Cold Comfort Farm meets Carmen- Lorca’s famous Spanish tale of feuding families, freely adapted and re-set in the farming communities of the Yorkshire Dales. It is presented in conjunction with the Cheshire Rural Arts Touring Network. For more information visit www.northcountrytheatre.com
Tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £4 concessions and can be obtained from the Performing Arts Office on 01270 611 009.