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Blacksnape Book Club

Since 2014 there has been a book club / reading group in the village. We meet on or around the last Thursday of the month, typically in members' homes.

Robust criticism is accompanied with food, wine / beer and convivial conversation.

Titles covered to date include:

Hangover Square; Patrick Hamilton 

Around Ireland with a Fridge; Tony Hawks 

The Cuckoo's Calling; Robert Galbraith 

The Virgin Queen's Daughter; Ella March Chase 

Frog Music; Emma Donoghue 

The Rotters’ Club; Jonathan Coe 

Redback; Howard Jacobson 

The Truth about the Harry Quebert AffairJoël Dicker 

The Time Traveller's WifeAudrey Niffenegger 

The Great Gatsby F.Scott Fitzgerald 

Suite FrançaiseIrène-Némirovsky 

The Closed Circle; Jonathan Coe 

The Woman in BlackSusan Hill 

Perfume; Patrick Suskind 

The Mango OrchardRobin Bayley 

Wyrd Sisters; Terry Pratchett 

Travels with My Aunt; Graham Greene 

King Rat; James Clavell 

HolesLouis Sacha 

Jeeves & Wooster Short Stories; PG Wodehouse 

The Miniaturist; Jessie Burton 

Casino Royale; Ian Fleming 

The Pied Piper; Neville Shute 

The English Passengers; Matthew Kneale 

The Golden RendezvousAlistair MacLean 

The Old Man and the Sea; Ernest Hemingway 

Maurice; EM Forster 

The Bell Jar; Sylvia Plath 

Captains Courageous; Rudyard Kipling 

The Sea for Breakfast; Lilian Beckwith 

The Loney;  Andrew Michael Hurley 

Moby Dick; Herman Melville 

Treasure Island; Rudyard Kipling 

Oh, Whistle and I'll come to you, My Lad; M R James 

Miss Smilla's Feeling  for Snow; Peter Hoeg 

Heart of Darkness; Joseph Conrad 

Oryx & Crake; Margaret Attwood 

The Remains of the Day; Kazuo Ishiguro 

The Road; Cormack McCarthy