Ahead of a special free film screening of The Jane Austen Book Club starring Maria Bello and Emily Blunt, the Botwell Green Library Reading Group met to discuss the original novel by Karen Jay Folwer.
While some loved the premise of using a reading group as the structure for a novel others were less keen on the book. Acknowledging a possible lack of Austen references, or perhaps the references being too subtle, the book group did agree that the novel was a light read and were intrigued to see how it transferred from the page to screen.
Have you read The Jane Austen Book Club or seen the film? Let us know what you think!
By Ben Caduff