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.
☐ Frequency : Monthly
☐ When : Fourth Thursday, 3 – 4.30 p.m.
☐ Where : The Maynard Arms, 70 Park Road, N8 8SX
☐ Number of places per meeting : Up to 10
Group Convener : Andrew Sich
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A list of books we have recently read and discussed
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Peace by Richard Bausch
Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
How Not to be a Boy by Robert Webb
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
Moon Palace by Paul Auster
Lullaby by Leila Slimani