I am running a FREE Empowering Learning mini-Workshop in Ascend in Watford on Thursday 8th December, as part of the Quick reads book club. You can learn how to dramatically improve your reading in minutes.
From Lyn Telford: Just a reminder that our next meeting of the South Oxhey group of Three Rivers Quick Reads Book Club will be this Thursday, 8 December 2011 from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at ASCEND, All Saints Church Centre, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey. WD19 7AX Tel: 020 8420 1364 – so please do come along.
At the meeting, we will be discussing this month’s Quick Read and there will be also be a Workshop: Want to read, spell and do numbers easier and better? Both the Quick Reads Book Club and the Workshop are FREE.
The Workshop, run by Empowering Learning, will help you to:
- Learn ways that work, to use and to share with others.
- Learn how to improve reading, spelling & numbers and to transform learning difficulties.
The Quick Read that we will be discussing is ‘Reading My A! Searching for the Rock Island Line’ by Ricky Tomlinson, which we started last month. As always, if you have not already collected your copy, this book is available on loan from Oxhey Library, Bridlington Road, South Oxhey, WD19 7AG ( 0300 123 4049 ). You will find it on display at the Library, so just pop in to collect it.
About the Book: Ricky Tomlinson, master storyteller, was right there in Liverpool at the start of the Mersey Beat music revolution led by The Beatles. In ‘Searching For The Rock Island Line’, Ricky captures one of the most exciting eras in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, when it was being challenged in the popularity stakes by the washboard beat of skiffle. It is the compelling story of how the lyrics of a song lead a young Scouse musician on an adventure that takes him across the United States and through a series of life-changing experiences. This is a thrilling tale that is certain to strike a chord with anybody interested in the formative times of The Beatles. Those were the days, my friends …
The ever-popular Ricky Tomlinson provides a funny and irreverent novel about one man’s decision to explore the world and how reading helps him on his quest.
About the Author: Ricky Tomlinson is one of Britain’s best-loved actors and entertainers. He has starred in many TV series including The Royle Family, Brookside and Cracker, and in films such as Raining Stones, Mike Bassett: England Manager and The 51st State. Famous as sofa slob Jim Royle of The Royle Family, he also scored as the crackpot football manager Mike Bassett. He was voted Best Comedy Actor for his performances as Jim Royle, and his autobiography, Ricky, and Football My A***! were both bestselling books. Ricky was born in 1939 he grew up in Liverpool, where he still lives with his wife Rita.