Book Club at BUC – facilitated by Jeanette Acland. Online via Zoom
Returning to the classics in September we are reading Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.
A portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-19th century, Cranford relates the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances. Through a series of vignettes, Elizabeth Gaskell portrays a community governed by old-fashioned habits and dominated by friendships between women. Her wry account of rural life is undercut, however, by tragedy in its depiction of some troubling events. Cranford is written with acute observation and gentle social humour.
The BUC Book Club is currently at capacity.
However, we are happy to hear from anyone interested in participating in an evening or daytime Book Club with a view to connecting interested parties if there is sufficient interest and someone willing to take on leadership. Email email@example.com marked attention Faye or Christine.