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Usually 1st Monday of the month, Todmorden Library, 2pm to 3.30pm
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Anthony Peter.
Novel Appreciation sets out to discuss mostly challenging novels, ancient and modern, from a moderately literary point of view. We are concerned with the questions ‘What distinguishes a good novel from a less good novel?’ and ‘From what critical point of view might it be interesting to consider this novel?’ Having said which, we are not highbrow or professorial, though we are interested in a certain amount of analysis of the text.
The group is limited to 12 members: if everyone turns up, we can manage a discussion at which everyone can have a say; and if several people cannot come, there are enough left to make the meeting work well.
We consider a range of texts: for example, ‘Villette’, ‘Restoration’, ‘The Inheritance of Loss’, ‘The God of Small Things’, 'The Poisonwood Bible', ‘I Like it Here’and 'Blackberry Wine'. We've even taken a shufti at 'Mort' to see how we rate Pratchett. We take it in turn to suggest a novel, and although we try to draw them from the sets that are available through Calderdale Libraries, we also choose ones that require us to provide our own copies.
Once a year we agree on what novel we would like to buy a set of for Calderdale Libraries, and we pay for these ourselves.
We meet usually on the first Monday of the month in Todmorden Library from 2.00 - 3.30. The date can vary occasionally because we can't meet on Bank Holidays when the Library is closed. Some people like to go to have tea or something stronger together after the meeting, and this is arranged month by month.|