Sunday 4th February at 11:30am
Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Bernard MacLaverty’s ‘Midwinter Break’.
Bernard MacLaverty’s first novel for sixteen years is a tour-de-force from a master of the genre.
A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly to Amsterdam for a midwinter break. A holiday to refresh the senses, to see the sights and to generally take stock of what remains of their lives.
But amongst the wintry streets and icy canals we see their relationship fracturing beneath the surface. And when memories re-emerge of a troubled time in their native Ireland things begin to fall apart. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are – and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves.
Children, dogs and friends welcome! Suitable footwear recommended!