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.
Ask at the Info Desk for more details, or call 0845 166 8202
2013 dates: 4 Oct, 1 Nov & 20 Dec