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

2019

  • 30 Jan – Vanity Fair by William Thackeray

2018

  • Dec – no book
  • 28 Nov – Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • 31 Oct – Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • 26 Sep – 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet
  • 29 Aug – My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • 25 Jul – Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
  • 27 Jun – The Warden by Anthony Trollope *Please note the change*
  • 30 May – Good Morning Midnight by Jean Rhys
  • 25 Apr – Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • 28 Mar – Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • 28 Feb – Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • 31 Jan – Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

2017

  • Dec – no book
  • 29 Nov – Carol by Patricia Highsmith
  • 25 Oct – Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
  • 27 Sept – Watching the English by Kate Fox
  • 30 Aug – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • 26 Jul – Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe
  • 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 Wind 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’.
  • 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. Aunts aren’t Gentleman by PG Wodehouse
  • 16th November – Jumpy by April de Angelis, play at the Royal Court
  • 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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One Reply to “About the West Ealing Neighbours Book Group”

  1. Dear Lucy,

    Save the Children, in partnership with children literacy charity Beanstalk, have recently started up Born to Read programme within local schools in Ealing.

    Born to read is a volunteer led literacy programme which places volunteers in local schools to help primary school children improve and learn to love reading.

    We are currently in the process of engaging the local community within the programme and looking for volunteers.

    Is this something that the members of your group would be interested in being part of? If you are interested could you let me know the best way to provide information?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes,

    Fern Edwards

    Fern Edwards |Save the Children

    Volunteer Co-ordinator (South of England) – UK Programmes

    1 St John\’s Lane, Farringdon, London, EC1M 4AR

    Direct line: +44(0)20 7012 6861| Mobile: 07827 808975 | Email: f.edwards@savethechildren.org.uk

    Website: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/

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