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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

GREAT BOOKS IN WINE COUNTRY 2013


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 IS FILLED UP, but we still have openings on 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013

CALISTOGA SPA HOT SPRINGS


The Man Who Would  Be King by Rudyard Kipling is the story we will discuss in the morning.  After lunch we will view the movie of the same name.  This story is available in many editions, print, e-books, or online.  It is only 25 to 35 pages long.


This is a one day mini-retreat at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, 1006 Washington St., Calistoga, CA 94515 707-942-6269 calistogaspa.com.  Register for Sunday on the form below.  We have limited space available and we expect this event to fill up soon.  Saturday fills up sooner so if you can make it on Sunday that would be great.  Please register as soon as you can.  Calistoga is a lovely small town at the northern end of the Napa Valley at the foot of Mt. St. Helena.  You are on your own for lunch.  There are many excellent restaurants and delis in town, but no fast food, it’s against the law. 

Plan to arrive around 9am.  We will have breakfast available if you need something to start the day.  We will discuss the story beginning at 10am for two hours and break for lunch.  In the afternoon we will watch the movie and have a short discussion after that.  We will close the day with some cheese and a sip of wine and be finished by around 5pm.


This story, one of Kipling’s best, describes the journey of two half-mad yet determined Englishmen from obscurity in India to divine rule in far-off Kafiristan. They smuggle themselves into Afghanistan, steal mules when their camels give out, trek over vast mountains, and one sets himself up as a god-king of the more primitive locals.  Soon, they are discovered to be only human. A great adventure story.



The movie, directed by John Huston, stars Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, and Saeed Jaffrey.  It received Oscars for Art-Set Decoration, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material.

Cost: $30.00 per person.

For a printable registration form to be mailed with a check CLICK HERE.

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