The book for April is Women and Power by Mary Beard
“Britain’s best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template.”
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While we are very social and welcoming, the book group’s primary focus is on discussing books. Feel free to turn up if you haven’t managed to finish this months book but note that the group works best when we have all read at least some of the book and are prepared to share our opinions.
Mary: 07967 327052
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