Our Virtual Book Club meets once a term and is an informal way to meet other Friends of Teddies and discuss a variety of genres. So whether you are a current or former parent, local or living abroad, please do join us for an evening of good company and fascinating conversation with the author, all from the convenience of your own home.

Tuesday 15th November, 6.30pm: 'Cows Can't Jump' by Philip Bowne

Join us and author Philip Bowne to discuss his latest book, Cows Can't Jump.


Winner of the Spotlight First Novel prize, Philip Bowne's debut novel is an explosive coming-of-age odyssey. 18-year-old Billy is desperate to leave home. He's working the ultimate dead-end job as a grave-digger. His Grandad's engaged to a woman half his age, his Dad's become obsessed with boxing, and his Mum's certainly having an affair. Everything is changing, and Billy hates it.

Meeting the older, mysterious Eva, though, changes everything. She's passionate about Russian literature, Gary Numan, windfarms and chai tea, and Billy gambles everything for a chance to be with her. His scramble across Europe involves hitch-hiking with truckers, walking with refugees, and an encounter with suicidal cows. But the further he goes, the harder it is to be sure what he's chasing - and what he's running from.

For everyone who wants to break out and follow their dreams.

A Review of Book Club

'Having been fortunate to spend seven and a half years in Paris three floors above our son and his family in a delightful Parisian neighborhood, our lives intertwined daily with our grandchildren. Two years ago, it was time to come back to California where good friends welcomed us, and we began our adjustment to life absent the sound of happy young voices and footsteps racing up the stairs to see us. Early spring we learned of our granddaughter’s acceptance to St. Edwards for this fall, and I, having been in love with England and its rich history since I picked up my first book on the Plantagenet kings in high-school, was thrilled for her. I learned that there was a “Teddies” book group, and being an avid reader, I reached out to see if I could join. Not only would I have the pleasure of meeting interesting women from across the pond and reading what they were reading, but I also would be walking along side my granddaughter as she begins her new school experience.'
– Suzanne Christensen, Grandparent & Friend of St Edward's

Please reserve your ticket for the November meeting below and the joining/Zoom link will be sent to you nearer the time. 

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