Footsteps Festival 2021

Book Club

Join us for a monthly book-themed event!
Next event: Book Club 14th July ‘Behind The Scenes At The Museum’ Kate Atkinson

Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn’t married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused to be ignored, and Ruby….
Ruby tells the story of The Family, from the day at the end of the 19th century when a travelling French photographer catches frail beautiful Alice and her children, like flowers in amber, to the startling, witty, and memorable events of Ruby’s own life.

Book Club

We will meet bi-monthly and can chat about the book in the closed Facebook group.

For people living with pain, reading can be a challenge or a wonderful distraction. This book club will be designed to offer people a chance to reconnect with reading in a supportive group and for those who already read regularly, an opportunity to read something different. We look forward to discussing a book, regardless of whether you finished it or not!

Book Plug

Book Plug will run monthly.

There is a lot of information available, but we know it can be hard to find voices you connect with. We are delighted to offer this event where authors can plug their own work or people living with pain can plug a book they are really passionate about. These events will be listed separately, you can sign up for the events you’re interested in.

14th July at 7pm BST

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More about Book Club

We hope to run his event every two months to give everyone a chance to get and read the book.

We don’t want finances to be a barrier to anyone, so wherever possible use your local library to access the title as an e-book, audiobook, paperback, or hardback. Most libraries now have apps where you can download titles. Libraries will hopefully open in April. If your local library doesn’t have the title you want, you may be able to reserve it or get it sent to your local library from another one in your council area.

Charity shops are also a great resource for good reads at a fraction of the cost.

Getting into the habit of reading when you experience pain can be difficult. This podcast may be helpful. Know that you are not alone

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