Saturday, 27 August 2016 Chennai

This is a forum for exchanging individual views on pre-selected books and discuss the various ways of "reading" a book. The group will meet on fourth Saturday of every month at British Council, Chennai. Members of the Book Reading Club have to read the book selected for the month. Our next reading club meeting will be held on 27 August 2016 from 14.30 to 15.30 hours at British Council. Discussion will be based on “Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman.

Synopsis of the Book

Northern Lights tells the story of Lyra - a wilful and disobedient young orphan who lives at Jordan College, Oxford, in a world not unlike our own. With her dæmon Pan, she enjoys a carefree life, occasionally visited by her uncle Lord Asriel who gives her the vague idea that she doesn't belong at Jordan.Her life is turned upside down when children start to go missing, kidnapped by the enigmatic "Gobblers", culminating in the disappearance of her best friend Roger. The arrival of the glamorous Mrs. Coulter interrupts Lyra's plans to rescue him, and she is swept away to be Mrs Coulter's "assistant". A parting gift from the Master of Jordan College – an instrument resembling a compass, called an alethiometer – keeps her busy as she struggles to understand its function. Some disturbing information about her new guardian overheard at a party leads Lyra to believe that Mrs Coulter is responsible for the disappearing children and she resolves to run away.

Library members who are 18 years and above can be the part of our Reading Club. Book is available at the library for loan. Please write to or call 04442050656 to check the availability of the book prior to visiting our Library to borrow it.