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Reading Group

The Reading Group in its present form started up in September 2018. We meet on the first Monday of the month at 2 pm at various members' houses. Books to be discussed are suggested by group members, so that we have a really good mix of genres. In the last 16 months we have read a varied programme which has  included 2 classics ( THE MAYOR of CASTERBRIDGE and PERSUASION) whodunnits including MORTAL MISCHIEF recently televised by the BBC, the cult novel DUNE by Frank Herbert and RIDDLE OF THE SANDS by Erskine Childers, generally recognised as the first espionage novel. We also aim to have regular meetings when we can read favourite poems and prose. This has proved to be very successful. We have just celebrated an early Christmas with our favourite Christmas and winter poems.

Our programme for 2020 includes: PORTERHOUSE BLUE by Tom Sharpe, THE PILOT'S WIFE by Anita Shreve , THE HOUSE OF MIRTH by Edith Wharton, I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou and THE TESTAMENTS by  Margaret Atwood.

At the moment we have 10 members and we could take a couple more. If you are interested, contact me at  the monthly meeting or by email.

Marlene Brookes


Please direct enquiries to Marlene Brookes. readingleader@highlaneu3a.org.uk