November Books

Our final book clubs for 2021 #LBCHorsforth - 10/11/21 - A Thousand Ships - Natalie Haynes - 7:30pm In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective.This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them.In the … Continue reading November Books

LBC 3 Reads – Date Changed

This is officially that month where nothing falls exactly into place. LBC3Reads was due to meet this morning to discuss ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day’ by Winifred Watson. However, I’ve totally stuffed up and will be heading to York for the virtual Van Gogh exhibition - brilliantly exciting event, terrible timing. So instead we … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – Date Changed

DATE CHANGE!!! – LBCHorsforth now on 22nd

Tonight's book club has been postponed due to ... well, all sorts of excellent and valid reasons. Certainly not that we were collectively caught on the hop by it being on the 8th - technically the second Wednesday of the month... but feels earlier! Join us on Date - Wednesday 22nd of SeptemberTime - 7:30pmVenue … Continue reading DATE CHANGE!!! – LBCHorsforth now on 22nd

LBC White Swan – August and September

Our upcoming books for LBC White Swan are: 08-08 - Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir Shuggie Bain - Shuggie Bain 1981. Glasgow. The city is dying. Poverty is on the rise. People watch the lives they had hoped for disappear from view. Agnes Bain had always expected more. … Continue reading LBC White Swan – August and September

LBC White Swan – Upcoming Books

We also have our April and May books for White Swan! Time - 6pmLocation - Zoom 11th April – Apex Hides the Hurt – Colson Whitehead The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original … Continue reading LBC White Swan – Upcoming Books

LBC Horsforth – Upcoming Books

We have our choices for April and May! Time - 7:30pm Location - Zoom 14 April – The Black Tides of Heaven – JY Yang Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Upcoming Books

EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

Huddersfield Literary Festival has booked in Johny Pitts for a free event discussing his book Afropean - Notes from Black Europe. I've not read this yet but have heard that it’s a great book, which will be of interest to all, but particularly students interested in photography and social sciences courses. Afropean also won the … Continue reading EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

My mum sent this onto me this morning and I think it's absolutely magical! https://youtu.be/kL1YHXwGThs To celebrate St. Brigid's Day 2021, the Department of Foreign Affairs and MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland, have collaborated on ‘Three Poems for Brigid’, a series of three short online films. Each film showcases a poet and a spoken … Continue reading POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

As we don't have much time this month (due to the date change) - you'll be delighted to know that it's a novella! This Census-Taker - China Mieville In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries and fails to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

Nollaig na mBan – Happy Women’s Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany

Although it's been years since I had faith, I never take my decorations down until today - the official end of Christmas. On the 6th of January each year, Catholics celebrate the end of the 12 days of Christmas - today is the day that the Three Wise Men reached the end of their journey. … Continue reading Nollaig na mBan – Happy Women’s Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany