Join us for lively literary conversation in our Book Group. No need to pre-book, just come along on the night to join in the discussion in the Hurst Room.

This month: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

When O-lan, a servant girl, marries the peasant Wang Lung, she toils tirelessly through four pregnancies for their family's survival. Reward at first is meagre, but there is sustenance in the land - until the famine comes. Half-starved, the family joins thousands of peasants to beg on the city streets. It seems that all is lost, until O-lan's desperate will to survive returns them home with undreamt of wealth. But they have betrayed the earth from which true wealth springs, and the family's money breeds only mistrust, deception - and heartbreak for the woman who had saved them. 'TheGood Earth' is a riveting family saga and story of female sacrifice - a classic of twentieth-century literature.

Thurs 31 October 2019, 6.00pm
Free Entry | Suggested Donation £3