Thursday, August 05, 2010

Coffee, books, Wednesdays... The Perfect Combination.

On the first Wednesday of every month at about 11:00 one of our book groups gathers in Caffe Latino to do two things: drink coffee and discuss their book choice for that month. This is a picture of us, recently discussing The Seven Fires of Mademoiselle by Esther Vilar...
I say 'us' but obviously I'm not in the photo because I was taking it, and anyway you should all know what I look like by now. In case you've forgotten here I am without my glasses on:

Anyway, back to the book: Seven Fires is a delightfully romantic tale set in America in the sixties, featuring a diplomat's daughter and her arsonist nanny. We all agreed it was highly enjoyable, though perhaps becoming a fire starter is more likely to lead to a criminal record than a lasting relationship. In the past we have read; Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (excellent,) The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (also very good,) and Day by A.L. Kennedy (well I liked it, but everyone else... err... not so much.)

These are just a few of the books we have discussed over the past year or so, and there are many more to come: On Wednesday 1st September we will be discussing Jeff in Venice, Death in
Varanasi, and on Wednesday 6th October it'll be The Canal by Lee Rourke. If you would like to join us to discuss any of these books, you are welcome to come along, and the books are all on sale at the shop.

Finally I'd like to say thank you to Harriet and the staff at Caffe Latino on Wood Green High Road who have helped make the group such a success. They make great coffee and snacks too.

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