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Our book club has been running for over 8 years and provides an annual reading list for people to enjoy and share their reviews via the website. Authors on previous reading lists have included Quentin Letts, Louis de Bernieres, Sebastian Faulks, Donato Carrisi, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Hilary Mantel, Sue Townsend and Robert Harris.
In addition to our reading list we also produce a bi-monthly culture e-newsletter and last year we launched our first monthly Zoom book groups (where book group members can get together via video conference and share their views on a book).
Our Reading list for 2021 is made up of the books selected by our Zoom Book group members (and discussed via Zoom each month). You can see all the books below and can post your own review on any of the titles by selecting the relevant book and following the instructions that follow.
Zoom Book Group Meetings 2021
We currently have two Zoom book groups that meet once a month: one on a Wednesday afternoon at 4pm and the other on a Thursday morning at 10am. If you would like to join a meeting please email: [email protected] to be added to the distribution list for the video conference web link. Our timetable is shown as follows:
Weds 19 May, 4pm White Tiger by Aravind Amiga Thurs 20 May, 10am The Illustrated Child by Polly CrosbyWeds 23 June, 4pm The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel DickerThurs 24 June, 10am The Salt Path by Raynor WinnWeds 21 July, 4pm &Thurs 22 July, 10am Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
We will then have a summer recess in August before resuming again from September
Weds 15 September, 4pm Peace Talks by Tim Finch Thurs 16 September, 10am Ella Minnow Pea by Mark DunnWeds 20 October, 4pm The Underground Railway by Coulson WhiteheadThurs 21 October, 10am Notwithstanding by Louis de BernieresWeds 24 November, 4pm Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Leaving a Review
To leave a review is easy. Select the book you wish to review and scroll to down to the 'Leave a Comment' box. Type your comment in the box and then you will be asked to register to leave a comment. All you need to do is add your name and email address (and if you wanted to give permission for future contact by email, phone, SMS or post you can do - but you are under no obligation to consent to this). Once you've added your details your comment/review will be sent through for approval. Once approved your review will appear live on the website. You can also select the 'notify me when a comment is made' box which will mean when someone does leave a comment you will be notified.
If you're interested in signing up, it's easy, just email your details to: [email protected] or give us a ring on 020 8691 7411.
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