At our last meeting before the summer break, we will read Penelope Lively’s 1987 Booker Prize-winning novel, Moon Tiger. The British writer uses several points of view over the course of her book’s timeline, which spans the twentieth century. The central figure is popular British historian Claudia Hampton whose life-defining experience took place in Cairo in 1942. She looks back on that year and the rest of her unconventional life from the vantage point of her deathbed many decades later. Our group will next meet on Tuesday, 17 September for a discussion of British journalist Richard Bassett’s Last Days in Old Europe: Trieste ’79, Vienna ’85, Prague ‘89.
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