Dear History Groupers,
I hope that you are all well, wherever you are and enjoying some good weather ! I am busy finalising our programme for next season, which will be available soon.
Meanwhile, a couple of matters which I hope will be of interest to you.
It is the centenary of Laurie Lee this year and there are many events happening to celebrate, check them out on http://www.laurielee.org/
Starting Monday 16th June BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning” by Laurie Lee
Telling us of his adventures, walking the length of Spain with the civil war approaching.
9.45 UK time and 10.45 our time in Spain.
Many of you will remember David Goodland, giving us a wonderful Talk about Laurie Lee, in fact, he became Laurie Lee !
Joan Fallon, one of our previous Speakers, has written a new book,
“The Shining City” An historical novel set in 10th century Spain
Available from SMIFFS
This is the story of a city, a city that is now in ruins: Madinat al Zahra. The year is 947 AD, a time when southern Spain is under the rule of the
Moors and tells of a family where the husband has a secret past………
I am also preparing the details of another 3 nights 4 days trip to be undertaken next April – plenty of advanced warning !
Our website http://www.nerjahistorygroup.com/ has an article about our wonderful recent trip to Toledo. I hope to be able to post useful information for you on the website, so please have a look !
That’s all for now,