Book Group

The Holy Name Book Club is open to all members of the community, no matter what their age or religion, who enjoy reading fiction. We meet – over a glass of wine – on the last Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall on Towers Avenue at 7pm.

You are welcome to join us in the hall on Wednesday 28 February at 7pm to discuss Ian McEwan’s novel Nutshell.

For our meeting on 28 March we will discuss Slow Horses by Mick Herron (formerly of Mitchell Avenue, Jesmond).
Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown a surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations – the slow horses – and bitterest among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations. But when a young man is abducted, and it’s threatened that he’ll be beheaded live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself. Is the victim who he first appears to be? And what’s the kidnappers’ connection with a disgraced journalist? As the clock ticks on the execution, River finds that everyone involved has their own agenda.