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RSYC Book Club - Love Marriage by Monica Ali

Friday 2 June 2023

The RSYC Book Club meets every 4 to 5 weeks. The next meeting will take place on Friday 2nd June at 11.00. The next books for discussion are The Road to Wigan Pier and Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell. All members are welcome to join. Please see an introduction to the books below:

Love Marriage by Monica Ali.

Love Marriage, a novel about the rocky engagement of Yasmin Ghorami, a 26-year-old trainee doctor whose parents are originally from Kolkata, and fellow medic Joe Sangster, the upper middle-class son of an outspoken feminist author. As the book opens, Yasmin is nervously anticipating an introductory family dinner at her future mother-in-law’s huge Primrose Hill home. Although Harriet always uses caterers, Yasmin’s mother, Anisah, an eccentrically dressed homemaker with “a talent for being herself”, has spent 10 hours cooking (“shukto, alu dom, dal pakori, kachori …”). Yasmin knows her parents will insist on driving from south London unfashionably early, clutching carrier bags stuffed with Tupperware. The elegant Harriet, who spends her life writing essays on liberal guilt while throwing lavish parties for the literati, will graciously “hide her amusement”………



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