Book Club: The Professor's House by Willa Cather


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 18:00
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Tasker's Members' Lounge

18:00 - 20:00


Middle Temple members are welcome to join the launch of the new Middle Temple Book Club.  The club will meet in Tasker's and refreshments will be provided.

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The first book the club will discuss will be The Professor's House by Willa Cather  

The book may be downloaded as a free ebook via:

Alternately a limited number of copies may be borrowed from Shoe Lane library, if you wish to borrow please contact Renae Satterley, Librarian via 

About the Author

Willa Cather was born in Virginia in 1873 and moved to Nebraska in 1883, where she graduated from university in 1895. Although not as well known in Great Britain as she is in North America, she enjoyed a long and successful career and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923. The Professor’s House was published in 1925 and relates the story of Godfrey St. Peter at a point of flux in his life. The book revolves around the professor’s memories of his life and favourite student, Tom Outland. From the GoodReads website: “On the eve of his move to a new, more desirable residence, Professor Godfrey St. Peter finds himself in the shabby study of his former home. Surrounded by the comforting, familiar sights of his past, he surveys his life and the people he has loved — his wife Lillian, his daughters, and Tom Outland, his most outstanding student and once, his son-in-law to be. Enigmatic and courageous—and a tragic victim of the Great War — Tom has remained a source of inspiration to the professor. But he has also left behind him a troubling legacy which has brought betrayal and fracture to the women he loves most."

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