Page Turners to tackle Hardy classic at their February meet

Yes. We know that it's the poster from the 1967 movie. But it has Julie Christie on it

Yes. We know that it’s the poster from the 1967 movie. But it has Julie Christie and Terry Stamp on it

The Page Turners, now touting itself as South Norwood’s friendliest book group, will be looking at Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd at its February meeting.

At just over a year old, the group has read authors as diverse as Brit Bennett, local writer Gulshan Al Amin, Kate Atkinson, Evelyn Waugh, Ian Fleming and Patrick Gale. Fresh ideas are always welcome, too.

“There’s no fixed pattern to the book choices – we just meet on the first Thursday of the month, chat about what we’ve just read and decide what to read for next time,” says Guy Clapperton, who has recently put the group’s website together.

“We just want to get into the habit of reading more widely and having a natter about it afterwards.”

The next meeting will be on February 2, at 7.30pm at Yeha Noha cafe, Station Road, SE25, just up the road from Norwood Junction Station.

All are welcome, there is no entrance or membership fee but the group urges everyone to buy some sort of refreshment at the café.

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