The Group meets the Third Friday monthly 10.30am.
We decide on a theme and take it in turns to lead the discussions.
We are often able to obtain our books from the library and some of us who have access to the internet find that we can not only buy books cheaply on line but can look up information on our chosen author and book.
The aim of the Literature Group is to cover both newly published works and also established classics which include biography, drama and poetry.
We have recently chosen Irish writers as our theme, and among authors we have included are some as diverse as James Joyce, Ann Enright and Sebastian Barry. We are at the moment finishing a session on biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, which included Malala Yousafzai, Gertrude Bell, Alan Johnson and Sheila Hancock and Dannie Abse.
Others topics we have done in the past include American literature, Indian literature, The Jewish Collection, Some Favourite Authors, Fathers.
Our current theme is Children in Literature, and we will be discussing The Secret Garden, Eustace and Hilda, The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night time among other titles.
We often have lively and informative sessions.
Our meetings take place at the Convener's home in St Stephen’s Road, Ealing W13.
For further information on our activities please contact Mary Hagger.
Phone 0208 567 5842. Email through the blue bird, above right.
Convener: Christine Edwards