Book Circle 3
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.
Book Circle 3 is currently working through the twentieth century decade by decade.
For May, our choice from novels published in the 1970s is A Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym, whose novels are described by Lord David Cecil as "unpretentious, subtle, accomplished . . . examples of high comedy."
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson is our June book, representing the 1980s. Barbara Kingsolver writes that Robinson's prose "Slows down my respiration and heart rate, bringing me to a state of keen meditative attention."
To conclude the century, in July, our 1990s choice is Possession by A S Byatt - a complex, erudite novel encompassing literary mystery, a love story, a critique of Victorian poetry and satire of the biography industry.
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:
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