Provisional list

11 January


Ancient Rome

Presentation by Sam Laird

Sam Laird will begin with some background on Roman history, but the main focus will be on the 1st Century BC and material written by and about Romans.

1 February 


and review of the past year

On the 1st of February – a month named by Julius Caesar for a festival of atonement, sacrifice and purification – the Book Circle will hold its Annual General Meeting, followed by a review of the past year (courtesy of Webmaster Rod Davis and Chair Huw Griffith) and members’ contributions of The Best Reads of 2021.

INPUT WELCOME! Come prepared with your nominations.

1 March 

The Fools’ Crowns  - a series

Javea author Hugh Robertson will explain how he came to embark upon researching and writing a series of books centred on the enduring story of Edward and Mrs Simpson.

Hugh describes his books as fiction firmly rooted in fact. In them  he ranges over contemporary issues involving not only the central couple but, politics, international relations, espionage and much more.

     Hugh will talk about his view of the relevance of issues in the 1930’s which resonate not only in the Royal Family of today but also current  international challenges.

Brief Bio

For many years Hugh was a commercial lawyer in the City of London.

His family have a connection with Denia and Javea going back to 1969.