We enjoy reading and talking about books and their hinterland. We are open to a wide range of literature in English, including translations. Our books, on the whole, are likely to be recent, and possibly on prize lists, but there is no reason not to delve into the past for classics and old favourites. They will usually be fiction, but not necessarily.
Individual members of the group will choose books in turn, so that we will discover ones that we would possibly not have come across alone. Some books will be new to everyone, and some recollected from the past.
At each meeting we discuss the book that we have all agreed to read at the previous session. To date most of the chosen books have been fiction but we do not rule out biographies or other works of non-fiction.
Group Convener : Andrew Sich
The Group meets in The Maynard Arms, 70 Park Road, N8 8SX (summer) or a group member’s house (winter) every fourth Thursday, 3 – 4.30 p.m. The number of places available per meeting is no more than 10.
This form may also be used to contact the Convener on all matters relating to the Group.
Books recently read and discussed
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Blueprints for a Barbed Wire Canoe by Wayne Macauley
Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams
Milkman by Anna Burns Beach