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Welcome to Chichester Readers; a group of people who love books. The general idea is to meet every month or so, all having read the same book and to have a bit of a natter over a glass or two of wine. Marvellous.

Books we have read include:

The Matchmaker of Perigord- Julia Stuart

Night Train to Lisbon- Pascal Mercier

A Room with a View- E. M. Forster

The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit- Sloan Wilson

Small Wars- Sadie Jones

Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov

The Bottle Factory Outing- Beryl Bainbridge

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle- Monique Roffey

The Last Block in Harlem- Christopher Herz

Jamrach’s Menagerie- Carol Birch

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat- Oliver Sachs

Bones Under the Beach Hut- Simon Brett

Jude the Obscure- Thomas Hardy

The Beautiful and the Damned- F. Scott Fitzgerald 

The Hare with the Amber Eyes- Edmund de Waal

Boiling a Frog – Christopher Brookmyre

The Bees- Carol Ann Duffy

(For a full list of books we have read go to PAGES/WHAT HAVE WE READ?)

The Book Club has some guidelines which we follow or ignore as we choose. The “rules” are as follows:

1st Rule of Book Club: The readers choose the next read in a 'democratic' process 

2nd Rule of Book Club: You may talk about Book Club 

3rd Rule of Book Club: We don't choose a read that any of the readers have already read 

4th Rule of Book Club: Readers bring suggestions for the next read to the Meetup 

5th Rule of Book Club: We're happy to read anything as long as it is in paperback at a reasonable price

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Chichester Readers: Hello Bibliophiles!

  • May 20 · 7:00 PM

    Modest May

    28 Bibliophiles | 5.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson proclaimed: "what potent blood hath modest May." Join us and see if this month's read is just as potent! This month we read the acclaimed ELIZABETH... Learn more
  • April 22 · 7:00 PM

    Enchanted April

    30 Bibliophiles

    April may bring showers but it also brings books, and this month it brings us the story of Eva and Jim, together and apart in the critically acclaimed new novel by Laura... Learn more
  • March 18 · 7:00 PM

    The Inventions of the March Hare

    33 Bibliophiles | 5.00

    March, Mothering Sunday, mad hares and another chance to chat about a good book in excellent company. We look forward to seeing you! This month we're reading ALL THE... Learn more
  • February 19 · 7:00 PM

    Fabulous February

    28 Bibliophiles

    February, called by the Anglo-Saxons 'Solmonath' or mud month, but another chance for us to read a good book and huddle up in a warm pub! What's not to like? And this... Learn more
  • January 22 · 7:00 PM

    Joyous January

    38 Bibliophiles | 5.00

    2016! New resolutions, bargains in the sales and a good book to start the year right. The narrator of this month's book THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins is a... Learn more
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    Clive M. So far we have read: 1) Julia Stuart's 'The Matchmaker of Perigord' 2) 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter' by Kim Edwards 3) 'The White Tiger' by Aravind Adiga 4) 'Boiling a Frog' by Christopher Brookmyre…­
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    "I am sorry I did not make it, a friend needed help with her wedding preparation­s and dropped in at the last minute! I loved the book, it was so original and kept me interested the whole way through....­"

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    "I was sorry I missed the last meet up, I wasn't­ able to get the book in time to read it. I was going to suggest '"­Naples '44"­ by Norman Lewis for the travel book, but maybe I'll read it for myself!"

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    "So sorry I was not able to make the group on Friday - the whole of the Arun Valley train line was closed so got back too late from London"

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    Benjamin B. Benjamin B. commented on Modest May
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    "Good to see you all last night. Really pleased to see all those suggestions­ for travel writing. Clive will have a lot of research to do! See you all for A GOD IN RUINS."

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    "Interesting­ and well written book."

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