Our January meeting took the form of a very pleasant and delicious lunch at La Dolce Vita which was enjoyed by all. The group does not always read a book during December. However, members had the option to read James Patterson's "NYPD Red 1"; a few chose to do so, and we had a very brief discussion as it was decided that this author was not to our taste! We begin the year with "The Butchers Hook", a debut novel by the former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, which is described as "a cracking read, an atmospheric walk through the streets of 1763 London as Anne Jacob seeks to be in charge of her own destiny". We continue to meet at members' homes and the group is full at present.