Re: TV Bookclub Summer Read 2010 The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I watched the first episode of the TV bookclub last night AND IT WAS TEN TIMES BETTER THAN THE LAST SERIES!

More detailed intelligent discussion of this book – Jo Brand leading and doing a good job.  Some interesting discussion points raised so programme is worth watching before/during our group discussion.

No mention of their website and (disasterous!) forum either.  All told much slicker and more professional.

The book is very good – I'm about 1/3rd through

Re: The TV Book Club 2010 – List of Books featured on the show and dates


in conjunction with whSmith from the autumn they are selecting a new book not from an established author that they believe the public should read.  There will be a book released every two weeks over a twelve week period – with futher book club selections planned for the spring and the summer.

Now there is no telly involvement here it is not yet known how the books will be discussed etc.  Today was …

TV Bookclub Summer Read 2010 The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.


Re: The TV Book Club 2010 – List of Books featured on the show and dates

First up this summer for discussion is Kathryn Stockett's The Help

In Jackson, Mississippi, there are lines that are not crossed. Black maids raise the white children, but no one trusts them not to steal the silver.
Aibileen is a black maid, raising her 17th white child, but with a bitter heart after the death of her son. Minny is the sassiest woman in Mississippi; she can cook like nobody's business, but she can't keep her lip buttoned. And Skeet…

Re: The TV Book Club

OK the summer show starts next week and i'm still waiting for the complete book collection to arrive through the TV book club website (all 8 books for £25 and free P&P). 

according to their website the books would arrive last monday and would be dispatched straight away with 4-5 day delivery time for the free delivery service.  In reality the books weren't posted til yesterday and their tracking system they advertise DOESN'T WORK!!

I'm desperate  for them otherwise i won't be able to keep up…