Book Group 2

Book Group 2

Co-ordinator:  Monica Beswick

Tel: 01565 651515



We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 10.30. The venues are member’s houses. Books are democratically chosen by the members, and we try and have a good mix of classics and modern fiction, along with a sample of member’s favourites. We are at full strength at the moment.

We discuss plot, characters, ideas, writing. Is the book a classic? Is it likely to become a classic? Our group is very articulate and the discussions are interesting and stimulating and we are all now confident enough to express our opinion, even when it differs from everyone else’s. The most disliked books provoke the most discussion and that also applies to the most disliked characters

Recent titles we have read have included:

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Germinal by Emile Zola

The Tenderness of Wolves by Steff Penney

Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner

The House by the Dvina by Eugenie Fraser.


Programme for Forthcoming Meetings


19th September 2019

No meeting


17th October 2019

All Passion Spent, by Vita Sackville West


21st November 2019

The Silence of the Girls, by Pat Barker



For further details please contact Monica Beswick on 01565 651515.