Oxford University Society Bristol & Bath
- Book Club
- 2nd Wednesday
- Friends Projects
A book by Jonathan Hope
A is for Donkeys is an alphabetic adventure with a difference. Readers are invited to delight in the sounds and semantics of the letters A to Z, discovering many quirks of the English language along the way. This is no simple reading primer – it’s an ingenious celebration of the absurdities of spelling and pronunciation, using puns and idioms both familiar and new. The stylish letterform illustrations by Riccardo Guasco beautifully amplify the humour and occasional pathos of Jonathan Hope’s playful verse.
A gem of a book for all phonetics-phobic adults and linguistically curious children.
The book is available through Blackwell’s in Oxford, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights and Topping’s in Bath, or on author's website: https://www.jonathanhope.co.uk/
Our monthly meetup for a chat over coffee or a drink has restarted.
Date and time: Thursday 21 October, 6 p.m.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Book: What We Owe Each Other, Minouche Shafik
Date: Tuesday 5th October
Venue: online (Zoom)
Book: Hamnet, Maggie O'Farrell
Date and time: Sunday September 19th, 2.30-4.30 and Sunday October 3rd, 2.30-4.30
Free event (registration required)
Paul Brett takes us round 5 of Bath’s 7 Georgian Crescents, 2 Squares and the Circus. We'll stop to discuss many interesting features along the way.