Month: October 2012

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, Robert K. Massie Johanna, who loves socialising and gossip is married at 15 to an austere military man more than twice her age. He needs a male heir; she wants a path to the highest society. They have a daughter, Sophia, who is immediately rejected by her mother.  …

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October Meeting

For our book club meeting on Wed 10 October, we read The Dinner by Herman Koch. Jacket Synopsis: A summer’s evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the delicate scraping of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of politeness – the banality of work, …

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