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Happy Birthday Simone de Beauvoir!

9 Jan

The French philosopher and icon of 20th century feminism would have been 106 today!

By sheer coincidence, Simone de Beuavoir’s ground-breaking book, The Second Sex, is our current choice for the next Classic Bookclub in February. So pick up a copy from Nomad and join us for wine and a chat about one of the foundational texts of modern feminism on Monday 17th February, 7.30 pm.

Simone de Beauvoir


Our next classic bookclub this November…

18 Nov


Classic Bookclub next Monday: Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot

26 Jul

Just a quick reminder about our upcoming Classic Bookclub meeting next week. Join us this Monday 29th of July, at 7.30pm for a glass of wine and discussion of our latest book, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot (1869). We’ll also be choosing our the book for our meet up in September. Our theme: English Summery Classics. See you there!


Orwell and 1984 on BBC Radio 4

20 May


Listening to some great radio programmes on Orwell’s 1984 archived by BBC 4 from earlier in the year as prep for tonight’s Classic Bookclub.

Find episodes of The Real George Orwell here.

Classic Picks for July

15 May

Next Monday, we’ll be getting together to discuss our most recent Classic Bookclub choice: George Orwell’s 1984. But here’s a little preview of the selection for the following Classic session that will take place in July…

The whole point of the Classic Bookclub is to read some of those books that you’ve been meaning to read but haven’t quite got round to. These might be big, obvious classics, like Crime and Punishment or Great Expectations, but they might also be something a bit less obvious; an overlooked work by a famous author; a little known, undiscovered gem by someone you’ve never heard of; a classic from another country or culture.

For July, I’ve plumped for a well-known writer (that I’ve never read – but so been meaning to) and some of his slightly less obvious works. So the choices for the next Classic Bookclub are:

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s

Notes from Underground and  The Double (1861)


The Bothers Karamazov (1878)


and The Idiot (1868)


Perhaps you’ve read some Dostoyevsky and fancy reading a little more, or maybe you’d like to re-read one of these acclaimed novels. Either way, we’ll be deciding at the Classic Bookclub meeting this coming Monday the 20th, 7.30pm. See you there!

May’s Classic Bookclub Choice: 1984

6 May

If you’ve never read George Orwell’s 1984, now – in our post-Leveson Inquiry age of austerity – is the time.

Join us on Monday 20th May at 7.30pm to discuss the book with a glass of wine.



Big Brother is watching…

3 Apr



Hey Kids!

12 Mar

kidsbookclub march 2013


Nomad Modern Bookclub choice for April…

12 Mar

modbookclub april 2013

Drum roll please…

22 Jan

The next Classic Bookclub Book will be…..


Rudyard Kipling’s Kim!

I don’t think I’ve ever read any Kipling, although thanks to Disney,  I’m familiar with stories like The Jungle Book. The choice was between Kim, Jack London’s White Fang and Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter (which I’m secretly reading anyway). Pop into the shop and pick up a copy of Kim today. And don’t forget bookclubbers get a lovely discount of £1 off!