Reading Group

A very popular group whose members enjoy lively discussions about books recommended by one of the group

We meet at a member’s house each month at 7.30pm. Over the course of a year we read modern fiction, classics, works in translation and at least one non-fiction title. Books which we think will produce interesting discussions are chosen by the group from suggestions by members. For further information please contact us. New members are always welcome.

 Although we have not been able to meet in person since March last year when we discussed The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, we began meeting on Zoom in May 2020, kindly hosted by one of our members. The first evening was a chance to get used to the technology and to catch up with how everyone was getting on in lockdown.  We plan to continue the Zoom meetings as long as necessary while we all look forward to seeing each other as we used to do. Meanwhile stay well and enjoy the welcome escape that reading offers! Below is our programme from April. 

Book Group April 2021-January 2022





April 7

My Name is Leon

Kit de Waal


May 12

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 



June 9

Human Croquet

Kate Atkinson


July 7

American Duchess

Anna Pasternak


September 8

The Brighton Mermaid

Dorothy Koonson


October 13

The Mayor of Casterbridge


Thomas Hardy


November 10

My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologies

Frederick Backman


December 8

The Braid

Laetitia Columbani


January 12

Agent Sonya


Ben Macintyre