At our July meeting, we will discuss:

'Mothering Sundayby Graham Swift

The meeting will be held on Monday, 3 July, 2017.

New members welcome

It is 30 March 1924. Jane Fairchild, orphan and maid to the rich Niven family, has no mother to visit on this beautiful spring  Mothers' Day. Paul, only surviving son and heir of the Sheringham estate, is soon to marry the rich Emma Hobday. Meanwhile, he has arranged to meet Jane for a last secret tryst. They've been lovers for years. It’s the first (and last) time Jane sees Paul’s bedroom...

It may just be Swift’s best novel yet (The Guardian) 

Graham Swift (born 4 May 1949), is an English writer, whose 1996 book Last Orders won him the then Booker Prize. Both this book and his 1983 novel Waterland have been filmed. His themes are the play of history and story in our lives.

Swift describes events long in the past in a way that gives them intense and permanent presentness.  (Sophie Gee, The New York Times, 2016)

Swift’s empathic, far-reaching, ever so slightly eccentric melancholy is gorgeous just as it is. (Stacey d' Erasmo, The New York Times, 2012)