Each month I host an open meeting at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge in Suffolk. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages.

June 2017
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
by Madeleine Thien
Join in the friendly discussion over coffee and flapjack, or a glass of wine, at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge.
April 2017
The Versions of Us
by Laura Barnett
A clever construction presenting three different outcomes for a relationship. Fascinating for some, challenging for others seeking to remember who was who, what was happening when. Some felt it was the best book they've read for a long while!
March 2017
Spill Simmer Falter Wither
by Sara Baume
Poetic language, vivid descriptions and ultimately a gripping, compelling and poignant plot. Too sad some claimed, others loved it.
February 2017
Golden Hill
by Francis Spufford
Great fun - a well researched 'romp' keeping us turning the pages until the last surprising 'twist'. Tedious, indulgent, too wordy, too long. The group was divided in its response!
January 2017
The Spinning Heart
by Donal Ryan
A clever idea which didn't work for everyone. Some thought too many characters presented an outdated and one-sided view of an Irish community. Others found a real and vivid presentation of a small town with a compelling plot construction.