Join our walking book group in 2020! WE ARE MEETING VIA ZOOM DURING THE LOCKDOWN
A first for York, our monthly walks are a great opportunity to share and talk about interesting books you have read, meet friendly local people and discover easy walks, and the best cafes in York.
Three easy steps:
- Read a book around a theme
- Walk and talk about your book and hear about what others have read
- Enjoy a chat in a café afterwards
We offer some suggestions for books which come largely from the library catalogue and our leader’s knowledge and love of books, but there is no requirement to read any of these, feel free to bring memories of your own reading on the theme.
We meet 11am, first Thursday of the month, online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Everyone is welcome!
Thursday 7 May- theme is Women’s History
Some suggestions for reading around this theme drawn from York Explore Catalogue and many are e-books:
A Lady’s Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia Ellen Clacy
Women in pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls and Other Renegades Catherine Smith
Wayward women Jane Robinson
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park
The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There by Sinclair McKay EBOOK
Game of Queens The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Gristwood EBOOK
The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue EBOOK
Becoming by Michelle Obama AUDIOBOOK
Domestic Soldiers Six Women’s Lives in the Second World War by Jennifer Purcell EBOOK
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller EBOOK
Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman EBOOK
The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford EBOOK
The Housekeeper’s Tale The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House by Tessa Boase EBOOK
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie EBOOK
We are looking for volunteers to help us run the walks, so do get in touch if you are interested – see volunteer role description here.
If you’d like to find out more, talk to us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Beautiful way to spend an hour. Gave me a warm glow that lasted the rest of the day”. Katrina.