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G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting

Title: The ManWho Was Thursday

Author: G.K. Chesterton

A fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London and a poet/sleuth who infiltrates their ranks. Inventive and ingenious
story becomes a vehicle for Chesterton's brilliant social, religious,
and philosophical speculations.


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ISBN: 9780486251219
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Published: Dover Publications - July 1st, 1986

The Dickens Fellowship of Chicago Meeting

Topic: Great Expectations (Chapters 13-27) by Charles Dickens

One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations
follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and
poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of
a gentleman. From the young Pip’s first terrifying encounter with the
convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid
set pieces in Miss Havisham’s mansion to the magnificently realized boat
chase down the Thames, Great Expectations is filled with the
transcendent excitement that Dickens could so abundantly provide.
Written in 1860, at the height of his maturity, it also reveals the
novelist’s bittersweet understanding of the extent to which our deepest
moral dilemmas are born of our own obsessions and illusions. 

If you need a copy order it now. March will be too late for your Great Expectations!


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ISBN: 9780486415864
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Published: Dover Publications - August 1st, 2001

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ISBN: 9781451617245
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Published: Gallery Books - August 30th, 2011

Clio's Chroniclers: The History Discussion Group

Title: Partisans & Redcoats: The Southern Conflict That Turned the Tide of the American Revolution.

Author: Walter Edgar

From one of
the South′s foremost historians, this is the dramatic story of the
conflict in South Carolina that was one of the most pivotal
contributions to the American Revolution.

In 1779, Britain
strategised a war to finally subdue the rebellious American colonies
with a minimum of additional time, effort, and blood. Setting sail from
New York harbour with 8,500 ground troops, a powerful British fleet
swung south towards South Carolina. One year later, Charleston fell. And
as King George′s forces pushed inland and upward, it appeared the
six-year-old colonial rebellion was doomed to defeat. In a stunning work
on forgotten history, acclaimed historian Walter Edgar takes the
American Revolution far beyond Lexington and Concord to re-create the
pivotal months in a nation′s savage struggle for freedom. It is a story
of military brilliance and devastating human blunders - and the courage
of an impossibly outnumbered force of demoralised patriots who suffered
terribly at the hands of a merciless enemy, yet slowly gained confidence
through a series of small triumphs that convinced them their war could
be won. Alive with incident and colour.

About the Author

Walter Edgar has authored or edited nine books on the American South, including South Carolina: A History. He is the George Washington Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.


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ISBN: 9780380806430
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 7th, 2003

Mystery Discussion Group

Title: The Ghosts of Belfast

Author: Stuart Neville

Fegan has been a “hard man,” an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now
that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts:
a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and
seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he’s
going to have to kill the men who gave him orders.

As he’s working his way down the list he encounters a woman who may
offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an
outsider too. Now he has given Fate—and his quarry—a hostage. Is this
Fegan’s ultimate mistake?

Stuart Neville is a partner in a multimedia design business based in Armagh, northern Ireland. This novel, also known as The Twelve in the UK and Ireland, is the first in a series.


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ISBN: 9781569478578
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Published: Soho Crime - October 1st, 2010

Clio's Chroniclers: The History Discussion Group

Title: The Chocolate Wars: The 150 Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers.

Author: Deborah Cadbury

“The inside story of the 150-year rivalry among Cadbury, Hershey,
Nestlé, and Mars is a fascinating and luscious tale. Deborah Cadbury,
great-great-great- granddaughter of 19th-century chocolate maker John
Cadbury, tells it eloquently in Chocolate Wars, drawing the reader into
her epic of family and industry with clear love for her subject.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

“This is a delicious book, seductive as a tray of bonbons, a Fancy Box in every way.”—Washington Post

“[Chocolate Wars] pits idealism against capitalism,
religious piety against the forces of greed and cutthroat competition.
Though, like great fiction, it defies belief, it’s the true story of our
favorite guilty pleasure. Cadbury’s book, like her namesake’s famous
sampler, is full of surprises and delights.” —Christian Science Monitor

“The reader of Chocolate Wars feels they are getting an insider’s view.”—Financial Times


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ISBN: 9781610390514
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 25th, 2011


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