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Circle Cafe Book Club Tomorrow

Friday 7 March – 7.30pm
Circle Café, Northampton Jesus Centre
Next date on 11 April

We have been reading Martin Luther King by Godfrey Hodgson. Martin Luther King left an indelible mark on twentieth-century American history through his leadership of the non-violent civil rights campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s. The election of Barack Obama as America’s first black president in November 2008 has spawned a renewed interest in King’s role as an agent and prophet of political change in the United States. This book gives a fascinating insight into a remarkable man.

Our next book will be Cranford by Elizabeth Gatskell. Cranford depicts the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of a small village with the Industrial Revolution approaching. It is an exquisitely observed tragicomedy of human nature, told with great delicacy and affection.

If you would like to borrow a copy of either book to read, contact Tony Sanderson on 07740 853105.

For more details ask at the Info Desk, call 0845 166 8202 or go to facebook.com/CircleCafeBookClub.

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November Book Club – Denisovich and Aitken

Friday 1 November – 7.30pm
Circle Café, Northampton Jesus Centre

Next on: 20 Dec

We have been reading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Though twice-decorated for his service at the front during the Second World War, Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was arrested in 1945 for making derogatory remarks about Stalin, and sent to a series of brutal Soviet labour camps in the Arctic Circle, where he remained for eight years. Released after Stalin’s death, he worked as a teacher, publishing his novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in 1962, to huge success. Later works were not as well-received by Soviet authorities, and not long after being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970, Solzhenitsyn was deported from the USSR. He returned to Russia in 1994.

Our next book, which will be available at the Book Club, will be Pride and Perjury by Johnathan Aitken. Jonathan tells the story of how he fell from being Chief Lord of the Treasury to being accused of pimping, arms dealing and corruption and then committing perjury when lying under oath in a libel trial. He also describes the intense and dramatic events behind his failed libel action and his subsequent trial for perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Aitken’s fall from grace was the greatest personal catastrophe for a public figure since the trials of Oscar Wilde – a living hell including bankruptcy, divorce and a prison sentence. With insight and with elegance Pride and Perjury is a moving and compelling account of a fallen politician’s penitence and delves into the darker side of human nature. It is also an inspiring message of hope and redemption, as he describes his new-found faith in God.

If you would like to borrow a copy of either book to read, contact Tony Sanderson on 07740 853105.

Ask at the Info Desk for more details, or call 0845 166 8202 or visit facebook.com/CircleCafeBookClub.

Northampton Jesus Centre’s August Book Club

Book Club

Friday 9 August 2013 – 7.30pm
Circle Café, Northampton Jesus Centre

We have been reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim – that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband.

With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language and has been the subject of a number of adaptations for film and Television. 2013 is the 200th anniversary year of its publication.

Our next book, which will be available at the Book Club, will be Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela’s destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.

Donald Woods in The Sunday Times wrote, ‘Enthralling … Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground’

If you would like to borrow a copy of either book to read, contact Tony Sanderson on 07740 853105.

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Ask at the Info Desk for more details, or call 0845 166 8202

2013 dates: 4 Oct, 1 Nov & 20 Dec

Poetry In Motion Event in Northampton

Fridays from 7.30pm – 10.00pm

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A relaxed evening of Poetry, Prose and Story Telling. Come and read your own work, the work of your favourite poets, or just listen and enjoy the many and varied contributions. Poetry groups welcome to come and join in.

The Circle Cafe is open for refreshments.

Circle Cafe
Jesus Centre
Abington Square
Northampton
NN1 4AE

2013 DATES:

  • 8 February
  • 10 May
  • 12 July
  • 30 August
  • 13 September
  • 29 November

Ask at the Info Desk for more details, or call 0845 166 8202

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