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Adult Reading Group – March

March 2, 2009

In March Torridon Road’s adult reading group will be reading Cloth Girl by Marilyn Heward Mills.


Synopsis (

Matilda Lamptey, the Cloth Girl of the title, is fourteen years old when sophisticated black Gold Coast lawyer, Robert Bannerman, sets eyes on her and resolves to take her as his second wife. For Julie, his first wife, this is a colossal slap in the face, which she is not willing to tolerate. For Matilda it is an abrupt — and cruel — end to childhood. Entwined with their story — by turns funny and heartbreaking — is that of Alan Turton, new ADC to the Governor and his dissatisfied wife, Audrey, a hard-drinking accident waiting to happen, who is appalled by her new life. Marilyn Heward Mills’s Africa is a cauldron of contradictions, fatalistic but brimming with optimism, outwardly Christian, yet profoundly superstitious and reliant on fetish priests, poverty-stricken, but rich in pride and family values, vibrant with colour, darkened by violence, exhausting, yet exhilarating. A deeply traditional society standing on the brink of vast change. For Matilda it is her passionately loved homeland. For Audrey it is a prison. For the men it is a land of opportunity, where careers can be made and broken, fortunes lost and won.And for all of them the events of these ten years will shape and define their lives forever.



March 2, 2009

On the second Monday of every month from 11am until 12pm, Torridon Road Library hosts an adult reading group.  New members welcome.  Refreshments provided.

If you are interested in joining contact a member of staff or ring us on 020 8698 1590.