July book club - Book for discussion is 'My Father's Wake - How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die'

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.

About this book:

For twenty years writer and filmmaker Kevin Toolis hunted death in famine, war and plague across the world before finding the answer to his quest on the island of his forebears.

In this beautifully written and highly original memoir, he gives an intimate, eye-witness account of the death and wake of his father, and explores the wider history of the Irish Wake.

With an uplifting, positive message at its heart, My Father's Wake celebrates the spiritual depth of the Irish Wake and shows how we too can find a better way to deal with our mortality, by living and loving in the acceptance of death.

Free event - booking in advance is essential! 

Other upcoming dates for the diary are as follows:

Monday 25th November - Anne Griffin "When All is Said"

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