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 -

 

2020

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

2021

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

 

2022

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.