Book Group listing

Book Group meetings in 2018

Each month we have an open meeting in the bookshop read more about it here. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages.

June 2018
Tiny Sunbirds Far Away
by Christie Watson

Almost everyone agreed this was 'a good book'. Through humour, great characterisation and a very engaging central character, the author tackled difficult political and cultural issues. The reader came away with a heart for Nigerian people and a better perspective on life in that country.

April 2018
Peculiar Ground
by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
All agreed the writing was beautiful but while a couple of people have recommended widely and are reading again, most felt there were too many characters and the story fragmented.
March 2018
Midwinter Break
by Bernard MacLaverty
March 2018
Based on a True Story
by Delphine de Vigan

 

 

 

January 2018
My Name is Leon
by Kit de Waal

Warm, charming characters in a slice of life from the 1980s. Humour and tragedy, told from the perspective of a nine-year-old boy. Most loved this book though a couple of people thought it too slow and couldn't engage with the narrator.