We have a thriving book club at Jaffé & Neale, which meets at 6.30pm on the second Wednesday of every month in Chipping Norton and the last Tuesday of every month in Stow-on-the-Wold. There’s no membership, no charge, and no obligation to come every month, so if you like the sound of a particular book, and would like to discuss it over a glass of wine, we’d love to see you. Check this page for current book titles.
Wednesday the 4th of October at 6:30pm to discuss Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen at Jaffe & Neale Chipping Norton
Jane Austen’s novel tells the story of Marianne Dashwood, who wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her.
Through their parallel experience of love – and its threatened loss – the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love. The Penguin English Library – 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Wednesday the 1st November at 6:30pm to discuss Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift at Jaffe & Neale Chipping Norton
How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold? Beginning with an intimate assignation and opening to embrace decades, Mothering Sunday has at its heart both the story of a life and the life that stories can magically contain.
Wednesday the 6th December at 6:30pm to discuss Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick at Jaffe & Neale Chipping Norton
World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn’t ‘retiring’ them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal – the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward.