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St Paul's Book Club

Launched during lockdown and initially online, our Book Club provides an opportunity to chat informally about a wide range of books, films and other media over a cuppa or lunch.  We choose a book every month (with plenty of notice) - some modern and some classics.  If you prefer we provide a link to a film version where available. 


We meet alternately lunchtime (at Croydon Bowling and Sports Club, 12 Noon) and evenings (at St Paul's UR church, 7.30), usually on the second Thursday each month and post the details on our events pages. Anyone from the local community is welcome to join us - just come along or if you would prefer to know a little more please contact Cathy H, Angela or Sue 

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Coming up - see Events page

11th July 12 Noon  The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

August - no meeting - two-month read!

5th September 7:30pm The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Previous books explored: 

13 June 7:30pm The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

9  May 12:30pm The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley

11 April 7:30pm  Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Hynes

14 March 2024 -  Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

8 February 2024 - Trustee from the toolroom by Nevil Shute

January 2024 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

December 2023 - Surfacing by Margaret Atwood 

November 2023 - 40 Autumns by Nina Willner 

October 2023 - The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

September 2023 (2 month read!) - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

July 2023 - A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June 2023 - Endell Street by Wendy Moore

May 2023 - The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill

April 2023 - Educated by Tara Westover

March 2023 - The Boy with the Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera

February 2023 - Drive your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

January 2023 - The Girls in the Attic by Marius Gabriel

December 2022 - Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

November 2022 - Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide

October 2022 - The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester

September 2022 - Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

August 2022 - Conclave by Robert Harris

July 2022 - A London child of the 1870s by Molly Hughes

June 2022 - The Hate U give by Angie Thomas

May 2022 - The boy who harnessed the wind by William Kamkwamba

April 2022 - Pompeii by Robert Harris

March 2022 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

February 2022 - Circe by Madeline Miller

January 2022 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

December 2021 - Music and Silence by Rose Tremain

November 2021 - The Warden by Anthony Trollope

October 2021 - The Card by Arnold Bennett

September 2021 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

August 2021 - A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

July 2021 - Longbourn by Jo Baker

June 2021 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

May 2021 - The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

April 2021 - The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

March 2021 - Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

We recommend you borrow, download or buy books second hand to save the planet!  If ordering online please use an ethical seller such as World of Books

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