About the West Ealing Neighbours Book Group

If you’ve been thinking of joining a book group, you’d be welcome to join WEN’s reading group .  We meet in The Star and Anchor at 7.30pm.  We’re a friendly bunch, made up of local people who like reading or want to get into reading regularly and enjoy talking about it.

If you have any questions, contact me, Lucy at wenreadinggroup@live.co.uk

2017

  • 26 Jul – Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe
  • 30 Aug – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    If you intend to come along this month, please contact us by email first as we won’t be meeting in the pub.
  • 27 Sept – Watching the English by Kate Fox
  • 25 Oct – Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
  • 29 Nov – Carol by Patricia Highsmith
  • Dec – no book

2018

  • 31 Jan – Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • 28 Feb – Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • 28 Mar – Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Previous books:

2017

  • 28 Jun – End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • 31 May – On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  • 26 Apr – Any Human Heart by William Boyd
  • 29 Mar – Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  • 22 Feb – Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
  • 25 Jan – The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

2016

  • Dec – no book
  • 30 Nov – Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • 26 Oct – The Rotter’s Club by Jonathan Coe
  • 28 Sep – The Latecomers by Anita Brookner
  • 31 Aug – Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • 27 Jul – Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
  • 29 Jun – The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis
  • 25 May – Shadow of the Window by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • 27 Apr – The Circle by David Eggers
  • 23 Mar – Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
  • 24 Feb – Gossip from the Forest by Sara Maitland
  • 27 Jan – Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirowsky

2015

  • 25 November – The Bees by Laline Paull
  • 28 October – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  • 30 September – Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  • 26 August – Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  • 29 July – Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears
  • 24 June – Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
  • 27 May – The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • 29 April – Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • 25 March – Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
  • 25 February – Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
  • 28 January – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

2014

  • 26 November – Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
  • 29 October – Stoner by John Williams
  • 24 September – Wise Women by Angela Carter
  • 27 August – Longbourn by Jo Baker
  • 30 July – The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  • 17 June – trip to the Bush Theatre to see ‘Incognito’. No reading group on 25 June.
  • 28 May – Book thief by Markus Zusak
  • 30 April – Room of lost things by Stella Duffy
  • 26 March – Bring a poem you love or loathe
  • 26 February – The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  • 29 January – A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

2013

  • 4 December – Murder in Peking by Paul French
  • 30 October – The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  • 25th September – The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
  • 28th August  – The Education of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Rosten
  • 31 July – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell
  • 19 June –  Disgraced at the Bush Theatre. 
  • 29 May – Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
  • 24th April – A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks
  • 27th March – Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H Lawrence
  • 27th February – The Dinner by Herman Koch.
  • 23rd January – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

2012

  • 6th December – Baghdad Sketches by Freya Stark at the Persian Palace (Nov & Dec meeting combined).
  • 24th October – Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  • 26th September – The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz by Denis Avey
  • 29th August – Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
  • 25th July – Dissolution by CJ Sansom
  • 27th June – Birthday by Joe Penhall at the Royal Court Theatre
  • 30th May – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • 25th April – This is How it Ends by Kathleen MacMahon (copies with Sarah – title not yet published)
  • 28th March – The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • 29th February – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • 25th January – The Tenth Man by Graham Greene

2011

  • 7th December – Christmas Social at the Star and Anchor, Aunts aren’t Gentleman by PG Wodehouse
  • 16th November – Jumpy by April de Angelis, play at the Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre downstairs.
  • 26th October – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • 28th September – Life by Keith Richards
  • 31st August – Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
  • 26th July – Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain/Samuel Clements
  • 28th June – The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (at the National)
  • May – The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  • April – A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  • March – The Settler’s Cookbook by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
  • February – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Saffran Foer

2010

  • December/January – ‘We are all made of glue’  by Marine Lewyca
  • November – ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood
  • September – ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ by Mitch Albom
  • August – ‘The Bell’ by Iris Murdoch
  • July – ‘If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things’ by Jon McGregor
  • June -‘The Pregnant Widow’ by Martin Amis
  • May – ‘The Siege of Krishnapur’ by JG Farrell
  • April – ‘Saturday’ by Ian McEwan
  • March – ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  • February – ‘Loving Frank’ by Nancy Horan
  • January – ‘Water for Elephants’ by Sara Gruen

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