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Fuel your love of reading! Join our brand-new monthly Book Club to meet fellow bookworms, explore a diverse ranges of novels and share your thoughts over a cup of coffee in our cosy Café. Tickets for each session are just £5.

We are very pleased to be able to offer three free places per session to those on low income (to include that session’s book and a cup of coffee) thanks to the generous support of the Barnes Literary Society.

The books are all available at the Barnes Book Shop who are kindly offering a 10% discount off each monthly book on production of your ticket for each session. 


Friday 26th January - Monsieur Ka by Vesna Goldsworthy

London 1947. A young Frenchwoman arrives in Chiswick to become the paid companion to an elderly Russian émigré.  She becomes intrigued by his past and by the links his life has to that of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and begins to write his history.


Friday 23rd February - Darling by India Knight

A reworking of Nancy Mitford’s Pursuit of Love brought up to date with Uncle Matthew now a retired pop star, Sadie an ex-hippy and Linda an aimless young thing dabbling in fashion and looking for love. Hugely enjoyable, fresh and funny.


Friday 22nd March - The Book of Beginnings by Sally Page

Jo Sorsby is hiding from her past when she agrees to run her uncle’s beloved stationery shop. Glimpsing the lives of her customers between the warm wooden shelves, as they scribble little notes and browse colourful notebooks, distracts her from her bruised heart. When she meets Ruth, a vicar running from a secret, and Malcolm, a septuagenarian still finding himself, she suddenly realizes she isn’t alone.


Friday 26th April - Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris

Short-listed for the 2023 Women’s Prize, the novel is set in Sarajevo in the spring of 1992 as tensions rise between the different ethnic groups.  A Serb professor (and artist) finds herself cut off from the outside world, forced to confront the devastation around her but equally determined not to give up hope.


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