Canada Water Library Evening Group Book

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:

Canada Water Library Evening Group Book

My brilliant friend Ferrante, Elena

12 January 2017


This novel is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship

My brilliant friend, Ferrante, Elena

Book. English. Fiction in translation. Published New York: Europa, 2012

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The sense of an ending Barnes, Julian

9 February 2017


Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. They all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age and he is finding that memory is imperfect

The sense of an ending. Barnes, Julian .

Book. English. General. Published London: Jonathan Cape, 2011

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The book of strange new things Faber, Michel, author

9 March 2017


Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible – his ‘book of strange new things’. It is a quest that will challenge Peter’s beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea

The book of strange new things. Faber, Michel

Book. English. General. Published Edinburgh: Canongate, 2014

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The tin drum Grass, Gu?nter, 1927-; Mitchell, Breon

13 April 2017


Bitter and impassioned, this novel delivers a scathing dissection of the years from 1925-1955 through the eyes of Oskar, the dwarf whose manic beating on the toy of his childhood fantastically counterpoints the horrors of Germany and Poland under the Nazis

Grass, Gu?nter, 1927-; Mitchell, Breon

Book. English. Historical. Historical fiction. New ed.]. Published: London: Vintage Classic, 2010

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The muse Burton, Jessie, 1982- author

11 May 2017


On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn’t know she had, she remains a mystery – no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come an artist and revolutionary, Isaac Robles, and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family

The Muse. Burton, Jessie, 1982

Book. English. General. Published: London: Picador, 2016

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I see you Mackintosh, Clare, author

8 May 2017


When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation, no website: just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

I see you. Mackintosh, Clare

Book.English. Suspense fiction. Thriller. Published: London: Sphere, 2016

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