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Clapham Girls Book Club is a group for ladies who enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. And for those who enjoy a passing interest in reading to avid book readers, we will have regular monthly clubs to get together and discuss varied topics around the chosen book of the month. But it won’t all be about books, we will also aim to have food, drinks or other social activities once a month.

Please join up if you want to read some interesting books, that are thought-provoking, have a great discussion over a drink or two, and make new friends.

Books can be voted for but below are a few that might be a good starting point:

Rani by Jaishree Misra

Half of the yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

When God Was a Rabbit by Saraha Winman

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Quiet by Susan Cain

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson

Me before you by Jojo Moyes

Upcoming events (5)

Bookclub: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Needs a location

£1.00

All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her? All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town? All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women? Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

Bookers Bottomless Brunch

The Schoolhouse

£5.00

Excited for our first ever Bottomless Brunch – which is now a recognisable mealtime. Join me to indulge in a cocktail or prosecco at a venue in Clapham Junction on Saturday 9th of November. To confirm your booking, I’ll need to take a £5 deposit, which will go towards your bill on the day of the brunch. The Schoolhouse brunch is £20 for unlimited prosecco + cost of your meal (£10-£15). So in total spend would be around £35-£40. Cancellation for refund must be made 7 days before the brunch. Let the bubbles flow and I look forward to seeing you all there. Trish

Bookclub: White Oleander by Janet Fitch

The Merchant Pub

£1.00

White Oleander is a painfully beautiful first novel about a young girl growing up the hard way. It is a powerful story of mothers and daughters, their ambiguous alliances, their selfish love and cruel behaviour, and the search for love and identity.Astrid has been raised by her mother, a beautiful, headstrong poet. Astrid forgives her everything as her world revolves around this beautiful creature until Ingrid murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life. Astrid's fierce determination to survive and be loved makes her an unforgettable figure.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The Merchant Pub

£1.00

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Past events (79)

Bookclub: The Island Paperback by Victoria Hislop

The Merchant Pub

£1.00

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