SavageReading and discussion of books of the mid-twentieth century chosen by members.

Group Coordinator, for 1: Liz Savage (click on the name to email her)

At 11.30 every second Thursday of the month

The Thursday group meets in a pub in Canonbury

Our Mid 20th Century book group is looking for new members.

We meet monthly on a Thursday afternoon in a pub to discuss classic and lesser-known books from the 1920s-1950s, taking turns to choose from a previously compiled booklist. Most of our books are available in the Islington libraries.

Our interesting discussions lead us to a wide range of topics relating to the period and social context of the chosen novel. We note how language and perspectives on society have changed but equally how the themes of these novels are as relevant today as they were nearly a century ago.

Books we have read include: The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnin (1922); National Velvet by Enid Bagnold (1935); London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins (1945); Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton (1948) and A Legacy by Sybille Bedford (1953).

Do feel free to join for a session to find out if our group suits you. You can email me, Liz Savage, for any further information or to join, by clicking on the link at the top of this page.


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