Book Review – The Umbrian Supper Club

The Umbrian Supper Club by Marlena De Blasi


Evocative and intimate, The Umbrian Supper Club recounts the life stories of a small group of Umbrian women who gather each week in an old stone house in the hills above Orvieto to cook, to eat and to drink. And, equally as important, to talk.

During their meals together, they recount the memories and experiences of their gastronomic lives as well as those of their more personal histories. For a period of four years, it was Marlena de Blasi’s task, her pleasure, to cook for the Supper Club. What she learnt, what they cooked and ate and drank and how they talked form the fundamental truths of this book.

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Reading Hour

Thursday, the 19th of September is Reading Hour – a once in a year event when we stop what we’re doing to disappear into the world of books. Library staff are excited to be sharing some of their reads with you. I’ll be reading the new Margaret Atwood book The testaments, Jody will be listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Katherine will be engrossed in A woman like her: the short life of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher. Check out some recommendations for our junior audience by Antonia and Sandra below:                                                                                              Nisa

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