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Stilettos Network Wolverhampton Book Club & Xmas Drinks - The Handmaid's Ta...
Thu 15 December 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
Come and join us for good food, good company and a glass or two over our current read, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...
If you have never been to a Book Club, or don't seem to find the time to read, Stilettos Book clubs are perfect for you. It's very relaxed and all welcome, even if they haven't quite managed to read the book! Here is the lowdown.....
What is Book Club?
We are all given 4-6 weeks to read the same book. We then come together to discuss and share thoughts over dinner. The ticket price is for attending the meeting, and covers dinner - a 2-course meal with a glass of wine.
Reading is great exercise for the mind. And although we are all mega-busy, reading a book forces us to take time out for ourselves. It's also a great chance to meet people and network.
There is much head-scratching that goes into choosing the book. Our experience of Book Club is that the books that have been enjoyed the most are the ones chosen by the group. We like to read books that are well-written and are relevant to us as women.