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Thu, Mar 14


Kelly's House

Book Club - Old Baggage

Monthly book club reading a variety of books.

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Book Club - Old Baggage
Book Club - Old Baggage

Time & Location

Mar 14, 2019, 8:00 PM

Kelly's House, 12 Egmont Rd, Surbiton KT6 7AT, UK

About the Event

Come and join us at Book Club!

We'll be meeting at Kelly's House. Please RSVP so we know who's coming.

This month's book is Old Baggage by Lissa Evans. Here’s the synopsis:

It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade.

Mattie is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women’s Suffrage Campaign she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing – nothing – since then has had the same depth, the same excitement.

Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies. Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea – but what starts as a brilliantly idealistic plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie’s militant past, one which begins to threaten every principle that she stands for.

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