What we're about

This is a group for anyone who is passionate about reading the very best in contemporary fiction, who wants to expand their reading but maybe doesn't know where to start, who wants to get to know other reading lovers, and have a drink and discuss books in a fun, relaxed environment.

Newcomers are very welcome, it's a very friendly group, discussions are informal, but kept on track with questions, and we do get quite excited, with everybody mucking in - it's good fun. Reading a book on your own is lovely, talking about it in a group, and hearing everyone's different perspectives is fascinating and exhilarating.

I've planned a programme for several months so you can see what we will be reading; often award winning fiction. Many of the sessions are already booked up, but don't let this put you off, it's always worth getting on the wait list as a couple of people usually drop out.

The Fox venue is great - loads of parking, a quiet, cosy area tucked away at the back of the pub, perfect for book groups - join us.

Upcoming events (2)

Book Club - Saturday - Ian McEwan

The Fox Pub

£3.00

How does it work?

For those of you who've not come along before, we'll read the book, then discuss it on the night guided by questions to keep us focussed. It's relaxed, good fun and fascinating to hear the different perspective each person brings to the session. We'll do this over drinks.

About the book

Saturday is set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before.

On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him — with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saturday-Ian-McEwan/dp/0099469685

Book Club - The Tilted Word - Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly

The Fox Pub

£3.00

How will the evening work?

For those of you who've not come along before, we'll read the book, then discuss it on the night guided by questions to keep us focussed. It's relaxed, good fun and fascinating to hear the different perspectives each person brings to the session. We'll do this over drinks, yes, face to face people...

About the book

Praise for Tilted World

'Enthralling' - Literary Review

'Vivid' - Financial Times

'A thriller to savour' - Oberver

April 1927. After months of rain, the Mississippi River has reached dangerous levels and the little town of Hobnob is at threat. Residents fear the levee will either explode under the pressure of the water or be blown by saboteurs from New Orleans, who wish to save their own city.

But when an orphaned baby is found the lives of Ingersoll, a blues-playing prohibition agent, and Dixie Clay, a bootlegger who is guarding a terrible secret, collide. They can little imagine how events are about to change them - and the great South - forever.

For in the dead of night, after thick, illusory fog, the levee will break.

Past events (52)

Book Club - Caleb's Crossing - Geraldine Brooks

The Fox Pub

£3.00

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