10.30 am - First Tuesday of the month
Venue: Member's home, Sydney Road

This group started in 1986 and limits its membership to 11 people.

Over time our reading has ranged widely to include books published during the preceding 50 years, but currently we are confining our choices to books published in or since 2000. Books chosen must be available in paperback.

Each year members introduce a book of their own choosing to the rest of the group, their presentations forming the basis for the subsequent, often very lively, discussions. They advise the group leader by October every year which book they would like to present in the following year so that a reading list can be prepared and circulated in good time.

John Mullan’s book "How novels work", based upon his weekly Guardian column "Elements of fiction" aimed at reading groups, has proved useful to some members in the preparation of their presentations but no-one need feel bound to follow his suggestions.

January 3rd The little red chairs by Edna O’Brien
February 7th The buried giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
March 7th The house at the edge of the world by Julia Rochester
April 4th Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
May 2nd Go set a watchman by Harper Lee
June 6th Plainsong by Kent Haruf
July 4th Cutting the Stone by Abraham Verghese
August 1st The pure gold baby by Margaret Drabble
September 5th Autumn Lang by Alex Miller
October 3rd All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
November 7th Suite Francais by Irene Nemirovsky
December 12th Christmas lunch