Future reading

Tue 16th October - Gone Again - Doug Johnstone


Books read and discussed by the group

2018/19
Sept - summer reading - book of own choice


2017/18
July - The Outrun - Amy Liptrot
May - Paths of the Dead - Lin Anderson
         (also visit to Boswell Book Festival, attending a variety of talks)
Apr - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
Mar - When Will There Be Good News - Kate Atkinson
Jan - The Little Shop of Happy Ever After - Jenny Colgan
         also His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae-Burnet
Dec - His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae-Burnet - postponed to January
Oct - The Other Mrs Walker - Mary Paulson-Ellis
Sept - book of own choice (summer reading, scottish theme)


2016/17
July - The Last Foundling - Tom H Mackenzie
May - The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle - Kirsty Wark
Apr - Mrs Robinson's Disgrace - Kate Summerscale
Mar - The Bletchley Girls - Tessa Dunlop
Feb - Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime - Val McDermid
Jan - The Silver Dark Sea - Susan Fletcher
Nov - Gone are the Leaves - Anne Donovan
Oct - The Wide and Starry Sky - Nancy Horan
Sept - book of own choice (summer reading, scottish theme)


2015/16
June  - Gods and Beasts - Denise Mina
May - The Birdcage - Clive Aslet
Apr - How to be both - Ali Smith
Mar - Head of State - Andrew Marr
Feb - Keane's Company - Iain Gale 
Jan - The Glasgow Coma Scale - Neil D.A. Stewart
Nov - The Cuckoo’s Calling -Robert Galbraith 
Oct - The Lighthouse Stevensons - Bella Bathurst 
Sept - book of own choice 


2014/15
June - Secrets of the Sea House - Elizabeth Gifford
May - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - R L Stevenson
Apr - Mr Mac and Me - Esther Freud (re Charles Rennie Mackintosh)
Mar - The Madness of July - James Naughtie
Feb - Extraordinary People - Peter May
Jan - The Last Dance of the Wreckers Ball - Robert Douglas
Dec - Any Human Heart - William Boyd
Oct - Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid
Sept - book of own choice - member's home
June - Entry Island - Peter May

2013/14
May - The Testament of Gideon Mack - James Robertson 
Apr - The Last Slave Market - Alistair Hazell 
Feb  - Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets - Jessica Fox
Jan - Whirligig - Magnus Macintyre
Dec - The Red Road - Denise Mina
Oct  - David's Sisters - Moira Forsyth
Sept - book of own choice
July  - Island of Wings - Karin Altenberg

2012/13
May - Birthdays for the Dead - Stuart MacBride
Apr - And The Band Played On: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank - Christopher Ward
Mar - Flodden Fields - Elisabeth McNeill
Feb - Somewhere To Lay My Head - Robert Douglas
Jan - The Darkness and the Deep - Aline Templeton
Nov - Eric Liddell: Pure Gold - David McCausland
Oct - Gillespie & I  - Jane Harris
Sept - Own choice of book
Jun - The Secret Life of Bletchley Park - Sinclair McKay

2011/12
May - The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey
Apr  - The Dancing Days - Maggie Craig (afternoon meeting)
Mar - The Pirate Hunter - Richard Zacks (afternoon meeting)
Feb - Red Bones - Ann Cleeves (afternoon meeting)
Jan - The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney (afternoon meeting)
Dec - The Forgotten Highlander - Alistair Urquart (evening meeting)
Oct - The Grave Tattoo - Val McDermid   (afternoon meeting)
Sept - In Another Light - Andrew Greig   (evening meeting)

2010/11
May - Night Song of the Last Tram - Robert Douglas  (evening meeting)
Apr - Lying Dead - Aline Templeton
Mar - The Chapel at the End of the World - Kirsten McKenzie
Feb - Operation Mincemeat - Ben Macintyre
Jan - Hot News - Elisabeth McNeill
no meeting in December
Nov - Red Dust Road - Jackie Kay
Oct - Sisters of Sinai - Janet Soskice
Sept - Ring of Bright Water - Gavin Maxwell,
          plus members' choices of another Scottish book
June - Touching Distance - Rebecca Abrams

2009/10
May - This is not about me - Janice Galloway
Apr - Raven Black - Anne Cleeves
Mar - The Redemption of Alexander Seaton - Shona MacLean
Feb -  Buddha Da - Anne Donovan
Jan - Calum's Road - Roger Hutchinson
no meeting in December
Nov - The Steep Approach to Garbadale - Iain Banks
Oct - A Risk Worth Taking - Robin Pilcher
Sep - The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory

2008/09
May - John McNab - John Buchan;  The Return of John McNab - Andrew Greig
Apr - Arthur and George - Julian Barnes
Mar - Hellfire and Herring - Christopher Rush
Feb - One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson
Jan - The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory
no meeting in December
Nov - The Glasshouse - Sophie Cooke
Oct - The Healing Island - Robin Hull
Sep  - Fatal Passage - Ken McGoogan

2007/08
Apr - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
Apr - The Naming of the Dead - Ian Rankin
Feb - Marching in Scotland, Dancing in New York - Margaret Dunlop
Jan - No, I  Don't Want to Join a Book Club - Virginia Ironside
Dec -  Adrift in Caledonia - Nick Thorpe
Nov - Restless - William Boyd
?Oct
Sep - The Observations - Jane Harris - September
Jun - Winter Solstice - Rosamund Pilcher

2006/07
no meeting in May
Apr - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell
no meeting in March
Feb - Lachlan's War - Michael Cannon
Jan - Tunes of Glory - James Kennaway
no meeting in December
Nov - One City - Alexander McCall Smith / Ian Rankin / Irving Welsh
Oct - Voyageurs - Margaret Elphinstone AND Getting Out of the House - Isla Dewar

Walking through Scotland - Robin Neillands
Leaves from a Country Doctor - Clement Bryce Gunn
Perception of Death - Louise Anderson
The Eye of the Raven - Ken McClure
Dancing in a Distant Place - Isla Dewar
Oct 2005  The Oilmen - The North Sea Tigers - Bill Mackie
My Trade - Andrew Marr
No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod
The Dark Ship - Anne Macleod
A Gift of Time - Flora Maxwell Stuart
The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith
Nov 2004 The Distant Echo - Val McDermid
Sept 2004 - Stargazing - Peter Hill
May 2004 From Scenes Like These - Gordon Williams
May - On the Trail of Robert Service - G W Lockhart

meetings moved from evening to afternoon

April - Lady of Hay - Barbara Erskine
Feb - The Apprentice - Tom Gallacher
Jan 2004 - The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
Oct 2003 Smeddum - Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Sept - Lady Magdalan - Robin Jenkins

2002/03
White Mughals - William Dalrymple
The Member and the Radical - John Galt
Jessie's Journey - Jess Smith
Journey to the Hebrides - Samuel Johnson and James Boswell
Good Wives? - Margaret Forster
Never Somewhere Else - Alex Gray
The Wilderness Journeys - John Muir

Oct 2002 The Changeling - Robin Jenkins
The Crow Road - Iain Banks
A Childhood in Scotland - Christian Miller
And the Cock Crew - Fionn Maccolla
The Quarry Wood - Nan Shepherd
Witchwood - John Buchan

Oct 2001 The Life of Robert Burns - Catherine Carswell
Open the Door - Catherine Carswell
The Silver Darlings - Neil Gunn
Another Time Another Place - Jessie Kesson
Jessie Kesson: Writing her Life - Isobel Murray
The House by the Dvina - Eugenie Fraser
Strangers: A Family Romance - Emma Tennant



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Book club

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Harrow  &  District  Caledonian  Society

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