Classic Book Group
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Welcome to the Harbury Village Library Classic Book Group where we read and discuss those books you always wanted to read but never have, or started, but never finished. 

Plenty of people attended our first online meeting on Tuesday March 24th when we discussed "Thérèse Desqueyroux", the masterpiece and most famous novel, by Nobel Prize winner François Mauriac. You can find out what we discussed, what some of us thought about the book, and leave your own thoughts, on our Classic Book Group blog.

Next up, and in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the death of George Orwell, we'll be reading his novel "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" together with the account of his experiences of the Spanish Civil War, "Homage to Catalonia". Our meeting will again be ONLINE and will take place at 7:30 pm on Tuesday April 21st.

At our ONLINE meeting on Tuesday 19th May at 7:30 pm our book will be "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. OK, it was published after 1950 but we've decided that from now on, every fourth month, we'll consider reading a book that was first published after that date.

If you'd like to make a note in your diary, we plan to hold ongoing meetings ONLINE on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

If you would like us to send you information about what book we're going to read next, what we thought of the ones we've already read, and how to join our online meetings, please fill in the sign up for our eMail form. There will be one, possibly two, eMails a month and every eMail includes the option to unsubscribe.

Alternatively, you can just eMail us at and we'll add you to our Book Group mailing list.

Books discussed at previous meetings:

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
"Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" by Mary Shelley, and "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck

You can find out what we thought about each of these books, together with the criteria we use to decide on what to read next, on our Classic Book Group blog.