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Book circle 1

'LOCKDOWN' UPDATE
At present we are holding our meetings via a Zoom video conference until we can safely meet again in person. The group have been magnificent. All participants zoomed happily from the first session. As a number are in their nineties this is remarkable.

Our next session will be on Monday 23rd November starting at 10.00am. The books selected for future reading are:

  • Lara by Bernadine Evaristo (November 2020)
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (December 2020)

2021 Choices:

  • January - to be decided
  • Wild Swans by Jung Chang (February)
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (March)
  • On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming (April)
  • Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (May)
  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss (June)
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (July)

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Book Circle 1
We usually meet soon after 10am for coffee on the 4th Monday of every month except August and December. At present we have 12 members and no vacancies.

At 10.30 the presenter for the month introduces their chosen book. There is complete freedom in book choice either fiction or non-fiction with no restrictions on length or genre. It is expected that all members will have read the book before the meeting. The wide range of authors & styles covered leads to stimulating discussions, sometimes changing opinions. We end at midday.

Convener: Ann Gyulai, phone 020 8992 0500, or email through the blue bird top right

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Books read by this group over the last couple of years have been:
2020
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (October)
The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke (September)
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (July)
Heatwave by Penelope Lively (June)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (May)
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (April)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (February)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (January)

2019
Educated by Tara Westover (November)
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (October)
Naples ‘44 by Norman Lewis (September)
Conclave by Robert Harris (July)
Not Without my Daughter by Betty Mahmoody (June)
Oleander Jacaranda by Penelope Lively (May)
Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill (April)
Sky Burial by Xue Xinran (March)
A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale (February)
Joyland by Stephen King (January)

2018
The Chosen by Chaim Potok (November)
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (October)
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (September)
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (July)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (June)
The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam (May)
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (April)
Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim (March)
On the Beach by Nevil Shute (February)
Fateless by Imre Kertesz (January)

A list of the books read by this group since it started in 2003 is shown in the file accessible through Links on the right side, above

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