Book Club



Posts about our recent meetings:

  • Night Watch by Sarah Waters February 24, 2017 The group as a whole loved this book (a first in itself!) The rich characterisation, clever plot (runs backwards) and the detailed atmosphere of wartime London had us hooked. Every character convinced and could be identified with, with the exception of Mr Mundy. Very evocative and emotionally engaging. We may read another Sarah Waters…  
  • Reading group review and future reads January 18, 2017 The reading group has been going for over a year now. We have read crime, classics, literary fiction and had very varied discussions. Titles we have read include, Capital by John Lanchester; Small Island by Andrea Levy,; A passage to India by E.M.Forster . We even had a trip out to John Rylands library. Though small our group is enthusiastic. We question endings, plot changes and wonder why… we also have a good laugh and interchange of ideas. Coming up next, on Jan 31st is Sarah Walters brilliant book about wartime Britain – Night Watch, on BBC last year. Full of detail about wartime conditions in London. Interesting, rounded, well developed characters. Also a clever plot line. Anyone welcome to join us ...
  • Book Club May 8, 2016 On Tuesday 26th April 2017 I enjoyed discussing the book written by Alan Johnson called This Boy with other members of the book club. It is an interesting autobiography of Alan’s early years growing up in London in the early fifties, sixties and seventies.  It was enjoyable to debate the content of the book and the memories this book provoked for some members.  It was agreed that this is a well written book and a pleasure to read. Joy our book club leader then introduced us to the book we are all currently reading which is Small Island by Andrea Levy and I’m looking forward to discussing this when we meet again on Tuesday 24th May at 5pm until 6pm. If you’d ...