Book Group listing

Book Group meetings in 2020

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.

May 2020
The Friend
by Sigrid Nunez
April 2020
Lost Children Archive
by Valerie Liuselli

For our first online video book group, we had a lively discussion. This rich, multi-layered, clever, thought-provoking read brought many different responses - some hated it, some loved it, but most found there were elements they enjoyed.

March 2020
The Great Level
by Stella Tillyard

Most felt this was a beautifully written book with many interesting themes with the love story between Jan and Eliza appealing and the historical setting fascinating, but the group was divided in who they felt was the most convincing narrator.

February 2020
Middle England
by Jonathan Coe

A few thought this wasn't as good as the author's previous titles, but most thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining and helpful overview of the recent Brexit years. A lively discussion!

January 2020
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
by Olga Tokarczuk

There was a unanimous approval of this quirky, unusual, often amusing and subversive tale. Though some thought the ending disappointing.