May book club - Book for discussion is 'The Heart's Invisible Furies', by John Boyne.

Forced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herself pregnant and alone, in search of a new life at just sixteen. She knows she has no choice but to believe that the nun she entrusts her child to will find him a better life. Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or so his parents are constantly reminding him.

Adopted as a baby, he’s never quite felt at home with the family that treats him more as a curious pet than a son. But it is all he has ever known. And so begins one man’s desperate search to find his place in the world. Unspooling and unseeing, Cyril is a misguided, heart-breaking, heartbroken fool. Buffeted by the harsh winds of circumstance towards the one thing that might save him from himself, but when opportunity knocks, will he have the courage, finally, to take it ?

The London Irish Book club has been going for many years. It concentrates on Irish authors both fiction and non fiction. The style is extremely informal. You can contribute your opinion or just sit and listen to the comments of others on each book. Our age range is diverse and we decide on the next title by consensus. Nobody is an expert here although we do have one new author! Your thoughts are as good as anyone else's and we frequently disagree on the merits of our books.

Free event - booking in advance is essential!

Other upcoming dates for the diary are as follows:

Monday 30th July 

Monday 24th September 

Monday 26th November 

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