Mentioning the library at Chateau Colombier (which certainly caters for very varied tastes in French and English!) made me think about Book Clubs and the pleasures of sharing thoughts about books with like-minded people. We plan to offer reading breaks here – a chance for single ladies of a certain age (as the French so tactfully say!) to relax in a safe and comfortable environment, and to combine sunshine and good living with some gentle intellectual ‘workout’. Look out for details soon.
Any suggestions on books to discuss? I’ve just finished Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ ( an amazing book – should have read it years ago) and David Starkey’s ‘Elizabeth’ which held my attention for the first two thirds but then seemed to get bogged down in boring detail. About to start ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue.