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Wednesday 1 December 2010 9.04pm
Only 4 members of the book club in the Britannia this evening. We unanimously voted for "The Reluctantant Fundamentalist". Interesting discussion about the themes inDonna Tartt's "Secret History" instead of "Dr Sax" which none of us present has managed to complete (sorry JonR).

Met new manager & chef, Kerry, who is taking charge from 3 January.
Wednesday 1 December 2010 11.05pm
for future reference
book club ‘started' on Tuesday 5th October 2004

books read;

Star of the Sea - Joseph O'Connor
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
Popcorn - Ben Elton
A short history of nearly everything - Bill Bryson
Don't drop the coffin - Barry Albin-Dyer
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Do not pass Go - Tim Moore
Aberystwyth Mon Amour - Malcolm Pryce
Last Tango in Aberystwyth - Malcolm Pryce
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
We need to talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver
The best a man can get - John O'Farrell
Never let me go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
On Beauty - Zadie Smith
Misfortune - Wesley Stace
And Still I Rise - Doreen Lorence
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Secret River - Kate Grenville
First Casualty - Ben Elton
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka
Service Wash - Rupert Smith
Restless - William Boyd
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Post Birthday World - Lionel Shriver
Salmon fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday
The house by the Thames - Gillian Tindall
The Bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seierstad
The Other side of the Bridge - Mary Lawson
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
Engleby - Sebastian Faulks
The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Heat of the Day - Elizabeth Bowen
Wish you were here - Mike Gayle
Call The Midwife - Jennifer Worth
The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
Shakespeare: The world as a stage - Bill Bryson
Mary Reilly - Valerie Martin


books read in 2009:
The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalin
The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Five quarters of the orange - Joanne Harris
The Remedy - Michelle Lovric
The Time Travellers Wife - Audrey Niffenger
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Suite Francais - Irene Nemirovsky
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living - Carrie Tiffany
When I lived in Modern Times - Linda Grant

books read in 2010
Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult
The Alchemist - Paul Coelho
A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening - Mario de Carvalho
Foolish Lessons in Life & Love - Penny Rudge
Secret History - Donna Tartt
Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Post Birthday World - Lionel Shriver
Dr Sax - Jack Kerouac
Ordinary Thunderstorms - William Boyd
Thursday 2 December 2010 11.48am
jackie rokotnitz wrote:
I'll go for No and Me. Eat Pray Love was utterly sickening and the sort of new age-y rubbish that I thought had had it's day in the sixties.

To be fair, that was my initial thought as well until I started reading it and actually find it quite interesting.
Saturday 4 December 2010 10.14pm

Please could I join the book club? Is the next meeting 3 Jan?

Sunday 5 December 2010 1.35am
No meeting in January - the SE1 book club are next meeting on Wednesday 2 February to discuss William Boyd's "Ordinary Thunderstorms".
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