Hexham Book Group has resumed its meetings in Scotts café at Forum Cinema, Hexham. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm (with some exceptions)

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Next meetings

Tuesday 19th October

A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson Where would these male writers be without their ministering angels?’ A novel based around the arty 60s colony on a Greek island captures both the dream and the disappointment. Set on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, focusing on the international bohemian set that surrounded the authors Charmian Clift and George Johnston. Prominent among the artists, poets and scroungers are a Norwegian couple – Axel Jensen and Marianne Ihlen – and a young, charismatic Canadian by the name of Leonard Cohen.

Tuesday 16th November

When I lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant

winner of the 2000 Orange prize for Fiction

It is April 1946. Evelyn Sert, twenty years old, a hairdresser from Soho, sails for Palestine, where Jewish refugees and idealists are gathering from across Europe to start a new life in a brand-new country. In the glittering, cosmopolitan, Bauhaus city of Tel Aviv, anything seems possible - the new self, new Jew, new woman are all feasible. Evelyn, adept at disguises, reinvents herself as the bleached-blonde Priscilla Jones. Immersed in a world of passionate idealism, she finds love, and with Johnny, her lover, finds herself at the heart of a very dangerous game.

Of you aren't able to attend these meeting please do get in touch with suggestions for future reads and to go on our mailing list.

Date of our October meeting will be confirmed soon. 

Email [email protected] if you are a new member.

All are welcome.

Susie Troup