Next Coffee Morning Wednesday 2nd November 10-12

Coffee Morning and Library Notes

Autumn certainly blew in at the October Coffee Morning, the foyer being scattered with leaves coming in on the gusting wind. Thanks to Fran for sweeping them up.

We had quite a few new books this month and a very useful bookshelf to display them on – thank you Anna. It helps us make better use of the space and also, hopefully, to avoid overcrowding. We hope it makes the books easier to browse, too. As well as Recent Arrivals, we continue to have Fiction displayed alphabetically by author, Non-fiction, displayed randomly with many subjects to explore including health, hobbies and biographies, and a small Children’s collection. We also carry a small but varied selection of Large Print books.

Robert was with us once again, using the doctors’ room to check hearing aids and replace batteries. Although the Library and Coffee Morning were quite busy, Robert says that he was not. If you wear a hearing aid, do consider coming along to the village hall to have it serviced. No parking charge and easier than going to the hospital. And a sociable coffee and cake available to buy, too!!

A reminder also that David Penfold always comes along to the Coffee Morning and, as Chairman of the Parish Council, is happy to have an informal chat with you about village matters

Our Book of the Month is Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan. This is an historical ‘who dunnit’ set in Bombay in 1950. Never having been the slightest bit interested in India, I was reluctant to read this book. But I do like a good murder mystery, which this is and perforce it has an authoritative dose of social history thrown in, too, being set just after Partition. It also has an interesting cast of well-drawn characters and an unusual leading lady in Inspector Persis Wadia. Published in 2020, this is the first tale in a series of three – and I have already read the second book.

The next date for your diary, as ever, is the first Wednesday of the month – 2nd November, 10 – 12.

Anna, Vivien and the Coffee Morning Team