Welcome to Leeds Literati Reading Group. We meet at Leeds Central Library on the last Tuesday of every month 6.00-6.45pm in The Portal, second floor.
Open to everyone, Leeds Literati read an eclectic range of books from prize winning books to popular titles. For those who cannot attend our group, please feel free to read the book and post your comments on the page.
For more information call Library Enquiries 0113 3785005 or email email@example.com
We wish you all the best and happy reading throughout the holidays. Please join us again in January.
Book For December 2017:
This month we are reading Edward Marston’s The Enemy Within.
In Pentonville Prison, Wally Hubbard is serving a long sentence for arson. But after befriending and tricking one of the officers, Hubbard makes an audacious escape. Inspector Marmion, the detective who arrested Hubbard, is warned to watch his back, but it seems that Hubbard has another target in his murderous sights. However, the investigation is mired in confusion, the identities of killer and victim become increasingly ambiguous. An inmate at an internment camp who might be a spy sending intelligence to the Germans complicates matters further, and the multiplying manhunts, as well as Marmion’s concern for his injured and withdrawn son Paul, leave the detective desperate and perhaps with too many threads to untangle.
Our next meeting is on the 30th January 2018 in the Portal. If you are unable to attend please feel free to post your comments below and we will look at them in your absence.
Please collect your copy for free from Leeds Central Library.
Book For November 2017:
This month we are reading Carlos Acosta’s Pig’s Foot‘.
Oscar Mandinga, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet deep in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales – some taller than others. But one day Oscar wakes to find himself utterly alone, the sole descendant of his family line. He is not sure what to do or where to go, but in the midst of this uncertainty, he holds fast to what his grandfather always told him: ‘No man knows who he is until he knows his past.’ So Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village and the meaning of the magical pig’s-foot amulet he has inherited.
Please pick up your copy from Leeds Central Lending Library, ground floor.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday 28th Novemeber 2017 in the Portal. If you are unable to attend please feel free to post your comments below and we will look at them in your absence.
Book for October 2017:
This month we are reading Lyn G. Farrell’s ‘The Wacky Man‘, winner of the Luke Bitmead Bursary Award.
Amanda secludes herself in her bedroom, no longer willing to face the outside world. Gradually, she pieces together the story of her life: her brothers have had to abandon her, her mother scarcely talks to her, and the Wacky Man could return any day to burn the house down. Just like he promised.
As her family disintegrates, Amanda hopes for a better future, a way out from the violence and fear that has consumed her childhood. But can she cling to her sanity, before insanity itself is her only means of escape?
Our next meeting will be Tuesday 31st October 2017 in the Portal. If you are unable to attend please feel free to post your comments below and we will look at them in your absence.