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Hagbourne Book Group - Update May 2011

BG1
The original Hagbourne Book Group (also known as BG1) is now in its 15th year. We meet 11 times a year, with the January meeting being 'Readers' Choice, when we report on our Christmas reading and choose most of the books for the rest of the year.

BG1 2011 book list
10th January, The Other Hand - Chris Cleave - Host: Christina
17th February, Readers' Choice - Host: Mary Hands
14th March, An Equal Stillness - Francesca Kay - Host: Alison Laing
4th April, Brighton Rock - Graham Greene - Host: Alice
9th May, The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery - Host: Margaret
6th June, The Prince of the Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Host: Di
4th July, One Day - David Nicholls - Host: TBC
5th September, Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver - Host: TBC
3rd October, Nemesis - Philip Roth - Host: TBC
7th November, Without Prejudice - Andrew Rosenheim - Host: TBC
5th December, The Snow Goose - Paul Gallico - Host: TBC

We meet on the first Monday of the month, but unfortunately we are too large to accept any new members at this time. However, BG 2 is open to new members, and we know of several villagers who would like to start a Not on Mondays book group, so if you are interested, please get in touch.

Alice Smith, smith@hagbourne.plus.com

BG2
Approaching our fourth anniversary, the "second Book Group", or BG2 for short, have just assembled our next reading list, which should keep us going for most of 2011 (see below).
If you like reading and discussing books in an informal atmosphere, without all the homework, then BG2 may be for you.
Our get-togethers are wide-ranging and entertaining and yet, in-depth and often passionate. We get 5 to 10 people along from a membership of around 15 who come and go, depending on availability. We meet in each others homes from 8:00pm on the second Monday of each month. New members are always made very welcome. just moved to the village or just want to meet some new people? Then please contact Doug Amos to join in.

BG2 2011 book list
February, "Brick Lane" - Monica Ali
March, "Travels with my Aunt" - Graham Greene
April, "Neuromancer" - William Gibso
May, "The Leopard: A Novel" - Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
June, "Fahrenheit 451" - Ray Bradbury
July, "L'Assommoir" - Emile Zola
August, "A Fine Balance" - Rohinton Mistry
September, "The Trial" - Franz Kafka
October, "Cousin Bette" - Honore de Balzac
November, "The Help" - Kathryn Stockett
December, "If on a Winter's Night a Traveller" - Italo Calvino

Do feel free to join in!