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November 2013 meeting

Apologies : Gabrielle, Beverley

Attendees : Lynette, Katie, Vic, Trish, Heather, Catherine, Margaret, Heidi

Business : Beverley, Heather, Katie, Vic and Ros to choose titles for next cycle (for those who want to ask Santa for something) and everyone to think of the Faraday Month book for Trish.

Discussion : The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy had to take second place to a lengthy exchange of fire stories as everyone debriefed. The book was much enjoyed by all for it’s fun and absurdity and was considered a good book to lift spirits post fires. The score was a healthy 3.8. 

NEWS FLASH : Trish read this book . . . . many years ago!

PeterJones.jpgFYI : During the discussion we found that Peter Jones was the book in the original play and 1981 TV series (available through the Library). “The creators had wanted someone with a “Peter Jonesy sort of voice” and after several rejections asked Jones himself.” (Wikipedia) and “Voiced by a bemused Peter Jones, who quite genuinely didn’t understand some of the mind-boggling things he was often asked to read out – the nature and fate of the Babel Fish, the story of the planet Magrathea, the action of compound interest to ensure you a table at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, or the workings of the Infinite Improbability Drive” (BBC Comedy)

Next book : The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.


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