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 For October read:

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells  

**SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this ... what this book forces you to face is more important than any other subject' David Sexton, Evening Standard
It is worse, much worse, than you think.  However sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us.
We will review it at the November meeting:


 For November read:

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald 

 THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER  **WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR**

**WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION**
As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later she became obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She bought Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and took her home to Cambridge, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals.  H is for Hawk is an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald's struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk's taming and her own untaming. 
We will review it at the December meeting:


Non Fiction Book Group

We meeting at Carriages Cafe, Castle Gate Station at 2pm on the 1st Wednesday each month. The group welcomes new members, telephone Julea Merlin on 07932385672 or just come along.