Ealing

Book Circle 3

'LOCKDOWN' UPDATE
We are currently holding our meetings via a Zoom video conference; anyone unable to join in can send their views by email to the rest of the Group. We intend to continue to hold our meetings using Zoom until we are able to meet again face-to-face.

Our next session will be on Wednesday 14th October starting at 10.30am. The group is currently working through a selection of novels by black authors in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement. The remaining ones are:

  • October: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • November: Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
  • December: The Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

The group haven't chosen any themes or titles for 2021 yet.

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Book Circle 3
The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, at the convener's house in Hanwell. Participants arrive at 10am or soon after for a hot drink, and then we have a discussion about a novel for roughly an hour after that.

There are no vacancies for new members in this group at the moment.

Convener: Grace Craddock, 020 8813 0667, or email through the blue bird, above right

Recent books read by this group have been:
Novels by Black Authors
September 2020 - Girl, Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Novels on 'Women in times of Conflict'
July 2020 - Every Secret Thing by Gillian Slovo
June 2020 - Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
May 2020 - Milkman by Anna Burns
April 2020 - The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
March 2020 - The Slap by Chistos Tsiolkas

Australian novels
December 2019 - Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan
November 2019 - Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
October 2019 - My Brother Jack by George Johnson
September 2019 - My Place by Sally Morgan

Our previous selection was to work through the twentieth century decade by decade
July 2019 - our 1990s choice was Possession by A S Byatt.
June 2019 - Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, representing the 1980s.
May 2019 - for the 1970s, A Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym.
April 2019 - The Master and Margarita by Michail Bugakov, published in the 1960's
March 2019 - the 1951-1960 book, Kingfishers Catch Fire by Rumer Godden
February 2019 - for the 1940's, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
January 2019 - our 1930's book, South Riding by Winifred Holtby
December 2018 - for our 1920's book, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
November 2018 - our 1911-1920 book, In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield
October 2018 - the 1901-1910 choice, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
September 2018 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Art and Design Art appreciation 1 Art Appreciation 2 Beer Investigation
Book circle 1 Book Circle 2 Book Circle 3 Book Circle 4
Book Circle 5 Bridge 1 Bridge 2 Chess
Crafts 1 Crafts 2 Current affairs Exercise
Family History Film French conversation Gardening 1
Gardening 2 History 1 History 2 History 3
Italian Jazz & Blues Appreciation Literature London revisited
Luncheon club - Sundays Luncheon club - Wednesdays Meditation with music Music 1
Music 2 Philosophy Photography Poetry
Psychology Rambling 1 Rambling 2 Science
Spanish Conversation Table Tennis Theatre Outings World Religions
More Group Pages
Art and Design Art appreciation 1
Art Appreciation 2 Beer Investigation
Book circle 1 Book Circle 2
Book Circle 3 Book Circle 4
Book Circle 5 Bridge 1
Bridge 2 Chess
Crafts 1 Crafts 2
Current affairs Exercise
Family History Film
French conversation Gardening 1
Gardening 2 History 1
History 2 History 3
Italian Jazz & Blues Appreciation
Literature London revisited
Luncheon club - Sundays Luncheon club - Wednesdays
Meditation with music Music 1
Music 2 Philosophy
Photography Poetry
Psychology Rambling 1
Rambling 2 Science
Spanish Conversation Table Tennis
Theatre Outings World Religions