Frost in May by Antonia White: Margaret Norwich

"Nanda Gray is nine when in 1908 she is sent to a convent school on the edge of London to be educated by the Sisters of the Five Wounds. This is a school story which is wonderfully compelling and atmospheric, with daily life in the convent meticulously captured by our innocent narrator, but it is chilling rather than jolly, and raises issues as significant today as when it was first published in 1933. “Intense, troubling, semi-miraculous—a work of art” according to Elizabeth Bowen, and much to discuss: please join us!"

Tutor: Margaret Norwich

"Margaret Norwich studied liberal arts at Vassar College, New York and read English at Girton College, Cambridge.  She has worked in publishing, higher education and the voluntary sector. She lectured on English Language & Literature for many years at Bedford College/De Montfort University, and was Tutor/Organiser for the WEA in Bedfordshire. Her interests include the poetry of Sylvia Plath, the novels of Hilary Mantel, the plays of Tom Stoppard, and the redemptive power of rock music."