Can't be long on here tonight as I've got a bookclub meeting. A group of six of us formed our bookclub about six years ago. The aim at the time was to meet every couple of months, all having read the same book chosen by one of the group members, chat about the book we'd read and share a glass or two of wine. We only had one rule - the books could be high brow or light reading it didn't matter but thay did have to contain a naughty scene or two- and so "The Mucky Book Club" or "MBC" was born. In truth none of the books were really that raunchy and for the first couple of years we all diligently read the books and reported back what we thought. But over time the meetings became less of a bookclub and more of a social gathering with the emphasis on the food and wine rather than the reading. For the last couple of meetings we haven't even mentioned books! But a new start for 2008 and we've got a new approach. Instead of all reading the same book at the same time we are each bringing a book we have read and enjoyed (doesn't have to be mucky!) and we're doing a swap. This is the book I'm bringing tonight.
Stewart bought me this for Christmas and I loved it - one of those I couldn't put down. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it but it centres on a devastating secret that has an impact on the lives of two families and the relationships within those families. It is also beautifully written and I can thoroughly recommend it.
Before I go I thought you might like to see this beautiful Strawberry Fairy sitting on the Lord Mayor of London's throne - in true beautiful fairy style she has her wings on upside down but I still think she looks very cute.