The Kelowna Yacht Club’s Book Club is a reading group that reads and discusses the latest novels and old favourites. Every month a new book is selected, based around a topic or theme. The Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month.
Thursday, April 9th
7:00 PM | Book Discussion – via Zoom Viedo Conference
At Kelowna Yacht Club, the health and safety of our colleagues, members, guests and community remains our number one priority and is of vital importance. With that in mind, and in light of the actively changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Monthly Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom as a video conference.
Want to join the Book Club? New members are always welcome! Please contact us here and we will put you in contact with the group.
Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell
A long-overdue tribute to the extraordinary woman behind Winston Churchill
By Winston Churchill’s own admission, victory in the Second World War would have been “impossible without her.” Until now, however, the only existing biography of Churchill’s wife, Clementine, was written by her daughter. Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine her due with a deeply researched account that tells her life story, revealing how she was instrumental in softening FDR’s initial dislike of her husband and paving the way for Britain’s close relationship with America. It also provides a surprising account of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt and their differing approaches to the war effort.
Born into impecunious aristocracy, the young Clementine was the target of cruel snobbery. Many wondered why Winston married her, but their marriage proved to be an exceptional partnership. Beautiful and intelligent, but driven by her own insecurities, she made his career her mission. Any real consideration of Winston Churchill is incomplete without an understanding of their relationship, and Clementine is both the first real biography of this remarkable woman and a fascinating look inside their private world.
May: The Sting by Sandra Brown
June: Women Talking by Miriam Toews
July: Check back soon!
This event is open to Members. Find out more information on membership here.