1) Due to our participation in the "Dialogues through literature" project, we have changed our Reading Group Reads for February. The new reads are now posted on this blog!
2) Cavan Reading Group Members - Please be aware that the next reading group meeting will take place on Tuesday 6th March 2012.
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Bear in mind these dead by Susan McKay
The devolved government in Northern Ireland is working towards a new future for all the people. This book is a moving and important contribution to that process. Only by confronting the brutality of the past can there be any hope that the dead may finally be laid to rest.
Time of Gifts: On foot of constantinople by Patrick Leigh Fermor
At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s book explores a remarkable moment in time. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, through the baroque remains of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and down to the Danube.