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 Mullanís 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.

Date Title Presenter
January 9th The Paris wife by Paula McLean Friedel
February 6th Three daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak Joyce
March 6th Midwinter break by Bernard MacLaverty Hilda
April 3rd The Essex serpent by Sarah Perry Eleanor
May 1st Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift Sheila
June 5th The Island by Victoria Hislop Jane
July 3rd Black Swan Green by David Mitchell Anne
August 7th The Heart goes last by Margaret Atwood Maureen
September 4th The Improbabiliy of love by Hannah Rothschild Susan
October 2nd Gilead by Marilyn Robinson Marie
November 6th To be announced All
December 11th Christmas lunch