Date : Monday 04 November 2013
Location : Etruscan Room
Time : 19:45 PM
The title this month is 'Midnight's Children' by Salman Rushdie.
Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and found himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence. He is one of 1,001 children born at the midnight hour, each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent - and whose privilege and curse it is to be both master and victims of their times. Through Saleem's gifts - inner ear and wildly sensitive sense of smell - we are drawn into a fascinating family saga set against the vast, colourful background of the India of the 20th century.
And to get ahead for December, the title will be Ghost Stories by M.R.James. (Ideally purchase publication by Vintage with introduction by Ruth Rendell).
No RSVP required.