Catch-Up Book Club: The Thirty-Nine Steps

20 October 2020 5:30pm

The Catch-Up Book Club is an informal group we run in partnership with the Department of English and Linguistics. A University of Otago lecturer, or other uniquely qualified person, talks about a classic you’ve heard about, read long ago, loved the film(s) or TV adaption(s), or have always meant to read; with questions and observations from the group … everyone is welcome, even those who actually aren’t going to read the book but would like to know more!

5.30pm for 6pm start: Join us at the bookshop on the Tuesdays below, from 5.30pm, for tea, coffee and treats; with a 6.00pm start for the talk, followed by bookish chat with fellow booklovers.
FREE! Seats are limited, and really popular, so please RSVP for each session: 03 477 6976 |


The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan, with Professor Liam McIlvanney of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies
Beloved by the men in the trenches of WWI this early thriller features a man on the run, intrigue, betrayal, military plots and secrets, and yes, thirty-nine wooden steps down to a Kentish beach.

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