Golden Hill

Golden Hill

Our book group choice for February 2017 is Golden Hill by Francis Spufford. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion simmering.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

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.

The Ministry of Fear

The Ministry of Fear

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.

Uncommon Danger

Uncommon Danger

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.

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

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.

London Belongs to Me

London Belongs to Me

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.