This group is fully participatory with books and approaches decided by members who host in turn. Meetings are lively, but the Chairman always ensures speaking space for each member.
Meeting pattern: monthly, on the third Thursday morning 10.15 - 12.15.
We tackle a book a month. Recent choices are listed below. Books read in previously years are listed on a separate page, accessed by clicking the link near the bottom of this page.
Books selected -
January North and South Mrs Gaskell
February Milkman Anna Burns
March Persuasion Jane Austen
April Dusky Ruth A E Coppard (short stories)
May Engleby Sebastian Faulks
June Pereira Maintains Antonio Tabucchi
July The Frozen Heart Almundina Grandes
August Solar Ian McKewan
September A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles
October Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
November Red Sorghum Mo Yan
December A Boy Made of Blocks Keith Stuart
January Mothering Sunday Graham Swift
February Selected Stories D H Lawrence (Penguin Classis, ed: Sue Wilson)
March Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
April Greengage Summer Rumer Godden
May An Equal Music Vikram Seth
June Three Hours Rosamund Lupton
July Dance of Happy Shades Alice Munro
August White Tiger Aravind Adiga
September In The Name of the Family Sarah Dunant
October Solaris Stanislaw Lem
November Old Filth Jane Gardam
December Grand Union Zadie Smith
January The Towers of Trebizold Rose Macauley
February Travels with Charlie John Steinbeck
March The Woodlanders Thomas Hardy
April The Oak Papers James Canton
May Less Andrew Sean Greer
June Canary Row John Steinbeck
In normal times Group members host meetings, but recent limitations have resulted in our meeting via Zoom
The books we have read in previous years are on the additional page, accessed by clicking here.
Contact: Click here to send an email to the leader.
Please refer to the entry in the Members' Handbook for more contact details.