Fireside Reading Group

Monday 13th November (at 8 pm) in the sitting room at Atkinson-Pryce.  Let us know - tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk if you are intending to come.  Everyone is welcome but it's good to have an idea of numbers.

A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in a Skip

by Alexander Masters

Paperback £8.99, with 10% discount for members of the book group

The group decided to have a foray into non-fiction for a change and this is our choice.

A Life Discarded is a biographical detective story. In 2001, 148 tattered and mould-covered notebooks were discovered lying among broken bricks in a skip on a building site in Cambridge.

Tens of thousands of pages were filled to the edges with urgent handwriting. They were a small part of an intimate, anonymous diary, starting in 1952 and ending half a century later, a few weeks before the books were thrown out.

Written with his characteristic warmth, respect and humour, Masters asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap.

Published by Harper Collins