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Reading Group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 2:30pm. Members decide the programme of books for the following year at our November meeting. At the moment our focus is on contemporary novels and non-fiction, though we have also revisited classics. Our discussions are relaxed and informal and we meet in each other's houses.

The group is now in its eleventh year and we have in the past discussed a wide range of books, from Lionel Shriver's challenging 'We need to talk about Kevin' at our first meeting in January 2011 to Madeline Miller’s ‘Circe’ , our choice for December 2021. Among our favourite reads have been Edmund De Waal's biographical history 'Hare with Amber Eyes', Barbara Demick's eye-opening book on North Korea, 'Nothing to Envy' and Sebastian Barry’s moving ‘Days without End’. This year's book list is shown below. We are a small group but enquiries from new members are always welcome.

2022 Programme

JanMuriel BarberyA Single Rose
FebNicholas HytnerBalancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at The National Theatre
MarBrit BennettThe Vanishing Half
AprHadley FreemanHouse of Glass
MayMeg MasonSorrow and Bliss
JuneBarbara DemickEat the Buddha: Life, Death and Resistance in a Tibetan Town
JulyMary LawsonA Town Called Solace
AugT E CarhartThe Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
SeptDamon GamutThe Promise
OctCat JarmanRiver Kings: a New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Road
NovColm ToibinThe Magician

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