our book club is small (4 members) and polite. we wait until everyone has read the book and then we wait until everyone can come to the meeting. so we don't cover many books and we don't meet that often. but when we finally do get together, it's wonderful. our latest book was sally vicker's "miss garnet's angel" which takes place mostly in venice. we've all been to venice 2 of us in 1965, me in 1972, and another in 2002. so a big spread and alot of memories. tess served up an elegant italian meal. everything sumptuous and candle-lit and shimmering. like venice.