Short Book Book Club

*PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME OF 18:00* (due to the World Cup)

All members of College are welcome to attend the next meeting of the Short Book Book Club.

We are reading The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma Jane Kirby: “An ambitious and important book that goes far beyond the voyeurism of 24-hour news to identify something timeless and troubling”.

Read Peter Stanford’s review in The Guardian.

“From an award-winning BBC journalist, this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about the awakening of human courage and conscience.

Emma-Jane Kirby has reported extensively on the reality of mass migration today. In The Optician of Lampedusa she brings to life the moving testimony of an ordinary man whose late summer boat trip off a Sicilian island unexpectedly turns into a tragic rescue mission.” (Amazon)

If you are intrigued you may enjoy the following details of a recent powerful art installation inspired by the book:

https://terencemquinn91.org/2017/06/19/bookmark-for-the-refugees-crisis/

https://www.toia.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/TOIA_Newsletter_81_WEB_RGB.pdf

Please feel welcome to bring others along with you – the more the merrier!