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Time to kill: how a James Bond movie book club helped me survive lockdown

Time to kill: how a James Bond movie book club helped me survive lockdown

Silly, but not too silly, to consider over weekly vodka martinis, they have proved a precious refuge and may yet see my group of friends through until we can see No Time to Die

Back in March, just after the first lockdown was declared, I started going to the virtual pub every Saturday night with a group of six schoolmates. Most of us hadn’t spoken regularly for many years, so our weekly Zoom sessions were a precious opportunity to share our thoughts on work and parenthood, to swap anecdotes from our schooldays, and to confess our hopes and fears for the future.

We didn’t want to discuss our situations, it turned out. We wanted to escape from them. Within a month, real life was confined to the opening minutes of every conversation, and bonding over Bond accounted for the rest. Within two months, we were assigning ourselves homework.

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