Book club meets tonight

The May meeting of the Book Club will be held tonight at the Angel Hotel, Market Harborough at  7.30 pm.  Members will be discussing a biography or autobiography of their own choice.  They will then be discussing ‘The Trouble with goats and sheep’ by Joanna Cannon.  Joanna will also be speaking at Kibworth Library on 22 June. Tickets £5 from Kibworth Bookshop. New members always welcome.

Meet author Louise Jensen at Book Club this evening

Author – Louise Jensen

All MHWI members who have read The Gift by Louise Jensen are warmly welcomed to come along this evening to the Book Club in the top lounge in the Angel Hotel, High Street, Market Harborough, 7.30 to 9.30 pm.  Louise will be joining us to discuss her book.   Don’t worry if you haven’t quite finished the book, still come.  


Exciting invitation to meet Louise Jensen, author of The Gift

Author – Louise Jensen

Author, Louise Jensen, will be joining MHWI Book Club members at their next meeting on Monday, 3 April at 7.30 pm at the Angel Hotel.  Louise will be discussing her latest book, ‘The Gift’.  All MHWI members interested in reading this book and coming along for the evening are warmly welcomed.  Let’s make this a great evening.

Louise’s story of how she became an author is inspiring and worth checking out the link to her website above.

Review of Sara Pascoe’s book: ‘Animal’

books-w500-h500Most members of the Book Club enjoyed this very candid and thought provoking book, which lead to a stimulating discussion. Sara explores what it is like to be female and delves into all the difficult, personal issues which sometimes confront women.  Her material is drawn from her own very intimate and revealing anecdotes, together with research she has carried out into the anthropological theories that might shape women and drive our animalistic needs!  She lays bare her self-hate about her appearance, questioning where these insecurities originate.    No topic is spared – from abortion, female genital mutilation, to rape and consent.  We found her chapter on the complex nuances of consent particularly insightful – one that maybe all young girls should read (and perhaps young boys too)!

Sara manages to do all this with characteristic frankness and wit, without ever sounding moralising or judgemental.   Members enjoyed the book so much that several of us have booked to see her show when it comes to the Y Theatre in April 2017.  

Members are currently reading ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry, which will be discussed at the next Book Club Meeting on 6th March 2017 at 7.30 pm at The Angel Hotel.   New members welcome.