WA March Book Club
Hamptons City Beach Western Australia - Sat 9th March 2019

Max Participants:
16
Location:
Hamptons City Beach Western Australia
Date:
Sat 9th March 2019
Start Time:
2:00pm
End Time:
4:00pm
Non-Member Cost:
FREE
Member Cost:
FREE
Tagged:
bookclub
MAKE A BOOKING

Our next book club is back in a café, but at the beach, in the Hamptons!

Join us for a chat about books (and universal issues), and maybe a snack, coffee or wine at Hamptons City Beach (179 Challenger Parade, City Beach WA ) .

In saying that if you haven't read the book, then it's still totally ok to come along. Please don't feel any pressure. 

Our Books:

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilisation, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.

or In The Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman 

An investment banker approaching forty, his career collapsing and his marriage unravelling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London town house. Confronting the dishevelled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognises a long-lost college friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared many years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced with a confession of unsettling power.         

We will also revisit Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Gallery

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
In The Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

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