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Our monthly book discussion evening, usually on the second Tuesday, is when we share views and gain new insights into our chosen book. This is a moderated discussion, and everyone has the chance to contribute.  The discussion is often lively, but never gets personal.  All views and opinions are respected.

We love to socialise and new members are always welcome.  There's plenty of time to get to know the rest of the group before, during and after the meeting.  There are some notes to help you here.

As well as our book discussions, we have occasional theatre nights and social events.  Suggestions for nights out are always welcome.

Anyone who loves reading books and talking about them should join us.  Books are always chosen by a democratic vote.  This often leads us to some surprising places, but everyone finds it rewarding to read books that they might not have otherwise picked up.

For a list of the books we have read so far, look here.  Although there is a wide variety, we mostly read fiction of a middle- to highbrow quality.

If you'd like some ideas for books to suggest, here is a list of the Booker Prize winners and here is a (controversial) list of the 100 greatest books of all time. (We've marked where we have already read them.)

Books should be available in paperback and ideally no longer than 350 pages.

There is no charge for our meetings but if you'd like to make a voluntary contribution to the costs of running the group you can do so here. If everybody donated £1 per meeting attended that would more than cover it.

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