ZCH Book Club
Environmental issues touch our personal lives as well as societal structures, affecting moral and ethical relations between humans and non-human life forms in so many ways. Writing and reading may not lead directly to practical action, but it can raise awareness of the possibilities and draw attention to the urgency of the cause they seek to present.
The Zero Carbon Harrogate book club aims to encourage members to read and then discuss various novels and works of popular non-fiction, across multiple perspectives, on the subject of the environment, to help think about the world in different ways.
Read one or both if possible.
John Lancaster, 2018 (Faber)
The scene is Britain in the not-too-distant future. There isn't a single beach left anywhere in the world. Britain's coastline has been obliterated by a National Coastal Defence structure - The Wall. This disquieting novel is an environmental fable which manages to be also quite good fun!
Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, 2018
The author is a wildlife scientist, and her first novel is a murder mystery, a coming-of-age story and a celebration of nature. The scene is the marshlands of the North Carolina coast. Read on!
Next meeting dates
Monday, 12 October, 10.00 - 11.00
Wednesday, 14 October, 19.30 - 20.30
If lockdown restrictions continue, these will both be Zoom meetings.
Final details on meeting arrangements will be available nearer the time. If you would like to join the Book Club please let us know