Margaret Drabble's Pure Gold Baby was a well written and totally absorbing read, telling the story of Anna and her mother, Jess, an anthropologist. The story takes us from Anna's birth, through her mother's various relationships, always protected and loved by both Jess and her friends, into adulthood. Our next read was The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan, a real page-turner. A young couple find the remains of a body in their back garden , under an ancient sycamore; the story then takes us back to just after WW2 and as the tale unfolds the identity of the body is revealed. We are currently reading H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald and we will meet at Squirrels Restaurant in August.