We welcome new members!
The group focuses on contemporary literary fiction. If you enjoy discussing modern and contemporary literary fiction then this is the book club for you.
We like to have lazy Sunday afternoon discussions of the book. Typically we meet every fourth or fifth Sunday of the month, between 3 and 5 pm and go for a bite to eat afterwards.
Where: We normally meet at the Heights Bar, which is close to Oxford Circus tube station. Sometimes we tend to have a picnic as well.
When: 4th or 5th Sunday of the month 3pm until we are talked out.
Book choice: Literary fiction
The meetup is free to attend, however when at a commercial location serving food we ask that you purchase at minimum a drink to patronise the business (please do not bring in food to a food establishment or we may be expelled).
Please RSVP yes, only if you have every intention of attending. It is courteous to let me know if your circumstances change after RSVP'ing yes. It takes a lot of time and energy to organize this. Be considerate to the members who attend and update your RSVP's.
We understand the things come up in our busy lives. What we ask is that you kindly change your RSVP with advance notice (latest the day before) so that others on the waiting list may attend. We do track 'no shows' and will remove members fail to follow this RSVP etiquette. After three no shows we will remove you from the group.
For those who enjoy reading and discussing contemporary fiction and classics
Dec 18, 2016 · 3:00 PM
I Gave You All I Had by Zoe Valdes
I Gave You All I Had gives us Cuca Martinez, the youngest child in a brood of five born in pre-revoltionary Cuba. This wonderfully lyrical novel sings Cuca's life-song... Learn more
Nov 27, 2016 · 3:00 PM
Independent People by Halldor Laxness
First published in 1946, this humane epic novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a... Learn more
Oct 30, 2016 · 3:00 PM
Ruby - Cynthia Bond
Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby Bell, “... Learn more
Sep 25, 2016 · 3:00 PM
Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh
Expelled from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. His... Learn more
Jul 31, 2016 · 3:00 PM
The Famished Road - Ben Okri
In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri's Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One... Learn more