The book club, which is run by Ruth Lewis, meets at the Marine Hotel on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.15 for a 7.30 start.
Books read and reviewed in 2018
January - Wrong Place by Michelle Davies
February - Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
March - All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
April - Eleanor Oliphant is Absolutely fine by Gail Honeyman
May - Little Boy Blue by MJ Arlidge
June - Book by John Lancaster Capital
July - Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club by Chrissie Manby
August - Yes by Anne Patterson
September - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
October - Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys
November - The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
Books for 2019
January - The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell
February - Justice Hall by Lawrie R King
March - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
The Highest scoring book for 2018 was Eleanor Oliphant is Absolutely Fine by Gail Honemoon
Second was The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Third was Yes by Anne Petterson.
In August, a book club first, Anne Patterson came to a book club meeting and talked about her novel Yes. Anne is appearing at Faversham Literary Festival (www.favershamliteraryfestival.org) on Saturday 23rd February at 11.00am.
Unfortunately, there are currently no spaces for new members. .
The members of the Pinneries meet up once a fortnight at members' homes on a Tuesday from 10.30 until 12.30.
The group is led by Marion Pledger and Anne Smedley, who are both experienced in dressmaking, repairs, design and soft furnishings. The ladies are a mixed ability group with different requirements and they can be helped both individually or as a group. Learning as they go along, ably assisted by tea and coffee, they have made cushions galore, aprons, table mats and even covered a headboard! One lady has started making her own Roman Blinds for a new house. Alterations and repairs have been undertaken (many dresses have been taken in or let out!) and they have been shown some upholstery work and are always looking out for new projects.
At the moment the Pinneries is full as there are 8 members which is the maximum that can fit in to a member's home.
Walk and Talk
The walking group meet every Wednesday morning at The Lounge in Tankerton at 10am. After a coffee, there's a leisurely stroll along the sea front to Seasalter or towards Hampton. Occasionally there are trips to other local places of interest. Friendly, controlled dogs are welcome on the walk. No booking required, just pitch up!
A new walking group is starting on Friday 3rd November meeting at the Lounge, Tankerton.
Rag Rug Group