Book Group

This runs every six weeks or so on a Monday night starting at  7 15pm :


New suggestions: Ruth Ware ,Turn of the Key; Jon Gregory, Reservoir13; Alan Titchmarch,  Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour

July 20th    To Kill a Mocking Bird and

June 15th     The Music Shop  Rachel Joyce    (online contributions during the lock down)

tba: The Amber Spyglass  Phillip Pullman           Jo Baker    Long Bourne

Past Books:


March 16th   Gap in Time.   Jeanette Winterson – Covidcancelled 
February 3rd – My Brilliant Friend  Elena Ferrante


Feb. 11th   Robert Harris  Ghost
March 25th     Eleanor  Oliphant   is Completely Fine
May 13th   Antony Doerr     All the Light we Cannot See
June 24th  Margaret Attwood   Hag-Seed 
July 29th   Mary Stewart   Airs Above the Ground
September 30th  Daphne Du Maurier  Jamaica Inn
November 25th   Normal People  Sally Rooney


January 15th    M.E.Braddon   Lady Audleys Secret
Feb 26th           Ist Casualty   Ben Elton
April 16th                      Saturday     Ian Mcewan
May 21st        Spy for the Redeemer  Candace Robb ((Postponed)
June 26th   Barbara Erskine: Midnight is a lonely place -(with Spy for  the Redeemer also)
17th September  Ernest Hemingway   Old Man of the Sea
10th December        The Bohdran Makers  J.B.Keane   (postponed from November)- a celebration of the season, a welcome to new members and a sad farewell -bring a small special edible or quaffable treat for sharing.
Nov. 13th    Bone Clocks   David Mitchell (plus Not the end of the world   Kate Atkinson -due to postponment last month)
September 11th  Not the end of the world   Kate Atkinson (Postponed)
Monday  17th July  Castle Dor   Daphne Du Maurier
Monday June 5th  At the Edge of the Orchard  Tracey Chevalier
April 10th  Elizabeth is Missing  Emma Healey
Monday 27th Feb   Richard Dawkins  The Blind Watchmaker
Monday 9th January   Bookseller of Kabul  Åsne Seierstad
November  21st  Mayor of Casterbridge-Thomas Hardy
September 19th Invention of Wings-Sue Monk Kidd
july 18th  Wild Wood-Roger Deakin
June 6th   An Artist of the Floating World  Kazuo Ishiguro
April 25th  Versions of Us- Laura Bennett
Feb 29th   Frankenstein-Mary Shelley
January 18th   Old Wives Tales-Arnold Bennett – at Camrose Farm – 7.15
Jan 19th  Everyman  Phillip Roth
Feb 23rd William Young  The Shack
April 13th C. J. Sansom  Dissolution
June 29th   Elizabeth Goudge  Child from the Sea
August 1oth Sarah Waters     Affinity
October 12th  Peter Carey Chemistry of Tears
Nov 9th (rescheduled from the 23rd)   Karen Joy Fowler   We are all completely Beside Ourselves
Dec 7th      Christmas Shenangans-bring and share snacks and drink and bring a Christmas related reading, song, one act drama, juggling with crackers act, musical perfomance ………..????
Feb 17th       The Secret History     Donna Tartt
7th April   The 100 year old Man who climbed out of the Window  Jonas Jonasson
19th May Virginia Ironside  No I dont want to join a book club
14th July (new date) Virgina Woolf    Mrs. Dallaway
15th September  Helen Dunmore The Seige
20th October   Kate Atkinson  Life after Life
24th Nov.   Stefan Sweig  Beware of Pity
8th  Dec.  An ancient Mummers Play -with an appropriate cast
11th  February – Daphne Du Maurier – House on the Strand
26th March – Anthills of the Savannah-Chinua Achebe
13th May – Wolf Hall -Hilary Mantel
24th June – Story of a Beautiful Girl-Rachel Simon
September 2nd        Barbara Kingsolver  Prodigal Summer
Oct 21st   Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce
November 25th       The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Dec 16th       Reading of Under Milk Wood   Dylan Thomas
January 16th 2012     The Owl who saved us  Magaret Craven
February 20th War Horse  Michael Murpogo
March 26th    The Colour of Magic T erry Pratchett
May 14th  Fathers and Sons   Alex Waugh
June 18th Left Neglected   Lisa Genova
July 30th Susan Hill A Kind Man
Sept 24th Edward St Aubyn  Never Mind (Ist book in the series)- Postponed
Nov 12th  Aldous Huxley  Brave New World ( and Edward St Aubyn ‘s Never Mind)
10th Dec   Our Day Out- Play reading
February 21st  Focus   Arthur Miller
March 28th  I’m the King of the Castle  Susan Hill
JUne 27th   The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist   Robert Tressell
Aug 8th  What a Carve Up   Jonathan Coe
September 19th  The Other Hand by Chris Cleave
November  7th  Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
December 5th  Poetry evening-each member will bring copies of a poem to Novembers meeting for all to read before