Astons Book Club

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New and visiting members are very welcome to attend - please see the "Village Organisation Contacts" in the Astons News for contact details. We meet at members' homes, on the third Monday morning of each month - except December and August.

Meetings are postponed for the time being, due to Covid D restrictions, but we continue to read through our list of titles.

OUR CURRENT READ: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.

Welcome to Newcastle, 1905. 

Ten-year-old Grace is an orphan dreaming of the mysterious African father she will never meet. Cornwall, 1953. 

Winsome is a young bride, recently arrived from Barbados, realising the man she married might be a fool. London, 1980. 

Amma is the fierce queen of her squatters' palace, ready to Smash The Patriarchy with a new kind of feminist theatre. Oxford, 2008. Carole is rejecting her cultural background (Nigeria by way of Peckham) to blend in at her posh university. 

Northumberland, 2017. 

Morgan, who used to be Megan, is visiting Hattie who's in her nineties, who used to be young and strong, who fights to remain independent, and who still misses Slim every day. 

Welcome to Britain and twelve very different people - mostly women, mostly black - who call it home. Teeming with life and crackling with energy 'Girl, Woman, Other' follows them across the miles and down the years.