Our book group choice for January 2017 is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits.
Our book group choice for December 2016 is The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene. For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fête was a joyful step back into adolescence.
Our book group choice for November 2016 is Uncommon Danger by Eric Ambler. Everything began for Kenton with a game of dice which left him broke.
Our book group choice for Oct 2016 is As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee. It was 1934 and a young man walked to London from the security of the Cotswolds to make his fortune.
Our book group choice for September 2016 is London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins. Also known as Dulcimer Street, Norman Collins’s London Belongs to Me is a Dickensian romp through working-class London on the eve of the Second World War.
Our book group choice for July 2016 is Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area.