There were coincidentally couple of themes to the book titles inSeptember; Sisters and seasons (Summer and Autumn)
Liverpool Sisters by Lyn Andrews. About a young women and her involvement with the suffragettes. Pleasant enough read but, did not go into the detail I was looking for in terms of suffragettes.
Sister Sister by Sue Fortin. A thriller about what happens when a long lost sister returns. Good pace, the twist was maybe slightly unbelievable. Spoiler alert at bottom of post have put why, think that.
Autumn 🍂 by Ali Smith
Most people at book club enjoyed reading despite, it perhaps being whimsical, not making sense in places and not climaxing. Apparently as well as the literary references, the pop artist and paintings mentioned are real.
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. Each chapter is like a separate short story about the same characters. They are pleasant enough to read set on a isolated Scandinavian island, as you would imagine from the author who wrote the whimsical moomins. Together they don’t fit together to form a story arc, there is not suspense between chapters, so in that sense not a page turner.
Alice in Wonderland
Steel Attempts to contrast a woman in local politics within labour party in the 80s with one in 2016. The same two actors are used in both timeframes; which can make it difficult to follow. Illustrates the importance of steel in both timeframes in the area it is set in; around Sheffield. Thee were interesting points raised during the play, but none were poignant enough to stick in my mind from two weeks ago.
Kylie and Jason Weekend
Jason Donavon. Pity those around did not realise it was an audience with rather than a gig; they marred the gig by continuously chatting. Loved seeing Jason do a spin in his Technicolour dream coat from Joseph; it is an amazing garment to spin in. Jason has needed botex due to voice problems, and you can hear the rasping of his voice was he speaks. However, luckily his siging voice has not been affected and that sounded good for the singing he did.
Her 32nd show at Manchester arena, where she has done more gigs than anywhere else.Amazing looks and moves for a 50year old. Created intimacy by chatting to audience. Lots of costume changes which interrupted momentum.
Sister sister Discussion point / Spoiler: If he was so in love with her why had he patiently waited around whilst she married and had not 1 but two children.