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May Meeting


Present: Margaret, Trish, Heidi, Catherine, Heather, Gabrielle, Katie, Gordon, Andrew

Apologies: Sharon

Business:

  1. Those present agreed to have a Throw the Book @ MS trivia night (see previous post). At the time I was unsure which month it would be held – it’s next month, June. I am happy to host the night and will contact the Throw the Book people to register us. Please invite family and friends to join us. How much shall we say entry is? $5 per person or gold coin donation?

scussion:
We were joined briefly by young Hugo who shared with us his favourite book, Tales of the Deltora by Emily Rodda. Well done, Hugo.

Peter Pan was a bit of a slog for some of us. Only a few present had read all the book before the meeting. We enjoyed watching the film though – we watched this version with jason Isaacs as Mr Darling and Captain Hook, Jeremy Sumpter as Peter, Rachel Hurd-Wood as Wendy and Olivia Williams as Mrs Darling.

Book Score: We scored the book 2.3 out of 5.
Here’s a link to the wikipedia entry for J M Barrie (none of us seemed to know much about him).

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  1. How about this for a prelude to Peter Pan”When he was 6 years old, Barrie’s next-older brother David (his mother’s favourite) died two days before his 14th birthday in an ice-skating accident. This left his mother devastated, and Barrie tried to fill David’s place in his mother’s attentions, even wearing David’s clothes and whistling in the manner that he had. One time Barrie entered her room, and heard her say ‘Is that you?’ ‘I thought it was the dead boy she was speaking to,’ wrote Barrie in his biographical account of his mother, Margaret Ogilvy (1896), ‘and I said in a little lonely voice, “No, it’s no’ him, it’s just me.”‘ Barrie’s mother found comfort in the fact that her dead son would remain a boy forever, never to grow up and leave her.[2]”

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