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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 24/06/2021 6:12 p.m.

June 2021

Topic: poetry

  • Illumination by Tyler Knott Gregson
  • Feathers Unfettered by Karen Zelas
  • Knucklebones by Sam Hunt
  • Now We Are Six by A A Milne
  • John Keats
  • Walter de la Mare
  • William Wordsworth
  • Now We Are Sixty by Christopher Matthew
  • I Must Go Down to the Seas Again by John Mansfield
  • The Red Sweet Wine of Youth by Nicholas Murray
  • The Pocket Mirror by Janet Frame
  • My Life with Dylan Thomas by Caitlin Thomas
  • The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas by Hilly Janes
  • Extra Life by Steven Johnson
  • Anna of All the Russias by Elaine Feinstein
  • Archy and Mahitabel by Don Marquis
  • A Field Officer’s Notebook by Dan Davin
  • Selected Poems by John Burnside
  • Opal Sunset by Clive James
  • Poetic Gems by William McGonagall
  • The Collected Verse of A B Paterson
  • Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy
  • A Book of Luminous Things by Czeslaw Milosz
  • Poetry of the Nineties introduced by R K K Tornton
  • Georgian Poetry introduced by James Reeves 

May 2021

Topic: br​oken

  • Stay Where You Are and Leave by John Boyne
  • Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley
  • Broken Ground by Val McDermid
  • Syria by John McHugo
  • The Great War for Civilization by Robert Fisk
  • Dictatorland by Paul Kenyon
  • Family of Strangers by Haylee Darling
  • Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  • Spring Time in a Broken Mirror by Mario Benedetti

April 2021

Topic: mode​rn English woman writer

  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • A Face in the Crowd by Lynda La Plante
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  • Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
  • How Do We Look?: the eye of faith by Mary Beard (in England)
  • How Do We Look: the body, the divine and the question of civilisation by Mary Beard (in America)
  • The Familiars by Stacey Halls
  • Crushed by Kate Hamer
  • Little Friends by Jane Shemilt
  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • Shifting the Mind’s Eye by Barbara S Carr
  • From the Bottom of the Well by Barbara S Carr
  • The Favour by Laura Vaughan
  • Slough by Mick Herron



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