Our latest book group book was “H Is For Hawk” by Helen MacDonald. We were interestingly mixed in our opinions, but overall she won over nearly all the hearts and minds in the group, despite most of us not thinking we were remotely interested in learning about birds. I loved […]
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Last night we had our book group meeting in the fabulous Putney Station (one of the Brinkley’s restaurants – very cool and accommodating they were too) and we were lucky enough to have the author of the book we were reading come along. It was fascinating to listen to her stories about her travels around India and when exactly she came up with the idea for putting the book together.
Lucy’s spiritual journey took her from London where she was working as an advertising executive to India where she had high hopes of becoming a Yoga Goddess. Her humorous travel book chronicles her experiences in search of spiritual riches and her discovery that there was rather more self-obsession and mumbo jumbo than she had anticipated.
It seems to me however,that she has indeed achieved her dream – last night she was accompanied by about four other gorgeous Yogini’s in addition to our regular team. I note that regular team (excluding gorgeous Yogini herself in the group who organised the whole thing) managed to drink ALL the wine, get pissed and loud and stagger home mumbling to each other. In contrast the Yoga Goddess’s floated off – full of mostly water. Oh dear.
She is now on her third book.
Posted by Family Affairs on 10-11-2009 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with book group
As I mentioned, one of the girls in our book group has just released her first novel. It’s doing really well. I think it sounds like the perfect stocking filler present for girlfriends and mother’s….. She’s had some excellent reviews already:- Marie Claire – ‘Romantic dilemmas, harsh life lessons and […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 20-12-2007 in BLOG tagged with book group
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