Book Club

All Welcome!

It’s open to all, and not too formal. It’ll be interesting to try books we wouldn’t have normally chosen as well as meet and hear from other “readers”. 


We meet on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Come along between 7 and 8.30 ish.


There will be refreshments available eg. £1 for tea/coffee.
£1 each towards room hire.



To be read ready for discussion at the meeting in:

JAN                “The Gathering” by Anne Enright 2008 (Novel) 272pp

FEB                 “To the Bright Edge of the World” by Eowyn Ivey 2017 (Novel) 490pp

MARCH         “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson 2016            (Travel / Humour) 480pp

APRIL             “Indigo Donut” by Patrice Lawrence 2017 (Children’s book for older readers) 400pp

MAY                “A Time of Love and Tartan” by Alexander McCall Smith 2017 (Crime /Humour) 320pp            [44 Scotland Street Series]

JUNE             “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver 2009 (Novel) 780pp

JULY             “Essential Poems from the Staying Alive poetry trilogy” 100 poems 160pp [from Bloodaxe.  Paperback £7.99 ISBN 978 185 225 9427 or an e-book for £6.07 ISBN 978 178 037 0422.  It also contains some notes on the authors by the editor and publisher]

AUGUST        “And Furthermore” by Judi Dench 2012 (Autobiography) 352pp

SEPT               “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens 1854 (Classic) 144pp

OCT                 “Fables of our Time & Famous Poems Illustrated” by James Thurber 1940 (Humour) 136pp

NOV                  a Science Fiction book by J G Ballard [Perhaps: “The Drowned World” 1962 176pp or “High Rise” 1975 272pp or    “The Unlimited Dream Company” 1979 224pp

DEC                 “Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson Vintage 2006 (Scandi-noir) 272pp

We aim to discuss each book at the start of the next month, i.e. January’s book will be discussed the first Friday in February.