Rotherhithe | Evening Book Group

Canada Water Library Evening Group Book 2018

January to June 2017

This is a friendly. informal group which enjoy lively discussions about a wide variety of books. Don’t worry if you have not had time to finish the book, you are still more than welcome to come, share your thoughts and impressions and join the discussion.

The book group will meet on the dates below (Thursdays 18:45 to 20:00)

For more details please phone: 020 7525 2515 or email

These are the books that will be discussed on the following dates:

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

11 January 2018


It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold?


Book. English. General. Published London: Scribner, 2017

Find this book in the Southwark Libraries catalogue


The world's wife

The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy

8 February 2018


In Carol Ann Duffy’s latest collection of poems, the stories of famous men – Midas, Darwin, Quasimodo, Pontious Pilate, King Kong – are presented from the perspective of the lesser-known wife

Book. English. New edition. Published London: Picador, 2015

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Black water lilies Bussi, Michel, 1965- author; Whiteside, Shaun, translator

8 March 2018


Giverny. During the day, the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his waterlilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another


Book. English. Thriller. Suspense fiction. Fiction in Translation.
PublishedLondon: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017


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The story of a new name Ferrante, Elena, author; Goldstein, Ann, translator

12 April 2018


BFollowing ‘My Brilliant Friend’, this title features the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery

Book. English. Fiction in translation. General. Fiction in Translation.
PublishedNew York: Europa, 2013

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The buried giant Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954- author

10 May 2018


The Buried Giant’ begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war


Book. English. General.
PublishedLondon: Faber & Faber, 2015


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All the light we cannot see Doerr, Anthony, 1973- author

14 June 2018


arie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour in the same mine that claimed his father’s life, until he discovers a knack for engineering. His talent wins him a place at a brutal military academy, but his way out of obscurity is built on suffering. At the same time, far away in a walled city by the sea, an old man discovers new worlds without ever setting foot outside his home. But all around him, impending danger closes in. Doerr’s combination of soaring imagination and meticulous observation is electric

Book. English. General.
PublishedLondon: Fourth Estate, 2015


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