Activity Group:

Book Worms


For people who love reading and discussing interesting books.

Where and when

Second Tuesday 2.30pm

Contact details

Ronnie Leech 01858 410072 email:


Bookworms – August 2022

This month we read The Great Circle by Maggie Shipshed.  This epic book produced the most prolonged and interesting discussion.Two stories, one set in 1920’s Montana and the second in the world of film-making  are interlinked by two heroines. The wild, tomboyish Marian has no ambition other than to fly. She maintains and achieves this … Read more

Bookworms – July 2022 Report

Our choice for July was Mr. Loverman by Berrnadine Everisto and was different from any other book we have read. It is set in fifties London and is the story of a Caribbean immigrant who makes his home in England and is married to a fellow Antiguan. The plot devolves on the fact that the … Read more

Bookworms – June 2022

We have had some really good reads this year and yesterday’s book was no exception.  It was The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (The author of A Gentleman in Moscow). Towles characterisation is superb and  he has four very well drawn, disparate people all going westwards on the Lincoln Highway except they are sidetracked and go … Read more

Bookworms April 2022

Our Bookworms group met to discuss our latest read which was “Stoner” by John Williams. It was the tale of a mid-western American farm boy who becomes a professor at a University and the book tells of his work and family during his whole life. His is a slow and gentle life, marred by some tragedies … Read more

Bookworms – March 2022

Our meeting yesterday was at the new venue The Baptist Church Hall and everyone liked the room which is comfy, sunny and warm. Our book for March was “The Gap of Time” by Jeanette Winterson and is a re-write of “A Winter’s Tale” by Shakespeare. The story is re-set in London and the U.S.A. and was liked by … Read more

Bookworms – February 2022

Our first meeting of 2022 was well attended and we were very pleased to welcome a new member of the group and look forward to meeting other new members. We are now up to twelve people which means we have a short waiting list. We had cancelled the January meeting because of Omicron so we … Read more

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Bookworms – December 2021

This month we read Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. It is the first “classic” we have read and it was a very interesting change. Some of Steinbeck’s  works are very grim but this was a delight. It was funny and thoughtful and sympathetic to the characters who were mostly what might be termed “down and … Read more

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Book Club – August 2021

We  had an interesting discussion on “A Thousand Moons” by Sebastian Barry which is a sequel to a previous book which we’d read by him. Six of nine really, really loved it and the other three were less keen. It is the story of an adopted native American girl living in Tennessee in the aftermath … Read more

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Book Club – July 2021

Book Club today was a discussion on “Shuggie Bain” by Douglas Stuart. It was the Booker Winner this year and we all found it remarkable. The story is set in 1980s Glasgow and Shuggie is the youngest in a family of three whose mother is an alcoholic. She is pathetic and endearing and loves her … Read more

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Book Club – May 2021

Book club continues to thrive, more so in the last two months because we are now on Zoom. It has been so good to discuss literature face to face. A couple of our members have left (moving away etc) and so we have room for perhaps three people. Please get in touch if you would … Read more