1.45 pm - Alternate Mondays

The group analyses novels from the mid-Victorian period, such as the works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brönte and Anthony Trollope, through to those of twentieth century writers such as E.M.Forster, D.H.Lawrence and Evelyn Waugh.

Members of the group are asked from time to time to prepare particular themes or to talk about plot development, characters and historical context.

19th & 20th century novel group reading

From January 2017 to March 2018 books:

 David Storey  This sporting life
 Stan Barstow  A kind of loving
 Margaret Forster  Georgy girl
 Alan Sillitoe  Saturday night and Sunday morning 
 Lynne Reid Banks  The L shaped room
 Margaret Drabble  The millstone
 Barry Hines  A kestrel for a knave
 John Braine  Room at the top
 William Golding  The inheritors
 Jean Rhys  The wide Sargasso sea
 Doris Lessing  The summer before the dark
 Nadine Gordimer  The conservationist
 Alexander Solzhenitsyn   A day in the life of Ivan Denisovich 
 James Baldwin  Another country
 Charles Dickens   Bleak House 
 Anthony Trollope   The way we live now 
 Jane Austen   Persuasion 
 Charles Dickens   David Copperfield