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High Ham Book Group

High Ham Book Group had its first gathering late 2014. We meet about every 6 weeks to discuss a book chosen by one of the group. We meet informally at 2pm at someone's house where drinks are served and discussion begins. The host chooses the next book - mainly fiction covering a wide range of genres, and occasionally non-fiction and poetry. We always find time to talk about current news, both UK/local and international. Please email Anne Bond if you are interested in joining the group.

March  '24 book choice: Trust - Hernan Diaz

Books Read so Far:

The Echo Chamber - John Boyne

Things I Don't want to Know - Deborah Levy                        Three Sisters - Heather Morris

London Under - Peter Ackroyd                                              House on the Strand - Daphne du Maurier

Giver of the Stars - Jo Jo Moyes                                           Things Like These - Claire Keegan                 

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont - Elizabeth Taylor                    The Overstory - Richard Powers

Cassandra at the Wedding - Dorothy Baker                          Every Man For Himself - Beryl Bainbridge 

The Bond of Green Withy - Bertha Lawrence                        Open Water - Caleb Azumah Nelson

Good Morning Midnight - Jean Rhys                                     Pure - Andrew Miller

Howards End is on the Landing - Susan Hill                         Miss Garnett's Angel - Sally Vickers 

Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome                              The Architect's Apprentice - Elif Shafa

O Pioneers! - Will Cather                                                      The Painted Veil -Somerset Maugham

American Dirt - Jeannine Cummins                                      Piranesi - Susannah Clarke

Hungry - Grace Dent                                                            Mum and Dad - Joanna Trollope

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Schaffer, Annie Barrows

Reading in Bed - Sue Gee                                                   The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You - Louisa Young                     Entangled Life - Martin Sheldrake

The Old Mand and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway                 Hamnet - Maggie  O'Farrell

Hello Mum - Bernadine Evaristo                                           Midnight Sun - Jo Nesbo

West - Carys Davies                                                             Beloved - Toni Morrison

Now we Shall be Entirely Free - Andrew Miller                    Miss Oliphant is Perfectly Fine - Gail Honeyman

Daphne - Justine Picardie                                                    Summer's Lease - John Mortimer

Slow Horses - Mick Herron                                                   Uncommon Types - Tom Hanks

Wool - Hugh Howey                                                              An American Marriage - Tayari Jones

The Running Hare - John Lewis Stempel                             Punishment - Anne Holt

The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller                                 The Story of Lucy Gault - William Trevor

Six Weeks - John Lewis-Stempel                                         Regeneration - Pat Barker                                                   

The Little Paris’s Bookshop  - Nina George                         The Wife - Meg Wolitzer

The Hare With the Amber Eyes - Edmund de Wall               Resevoir 13 - Jon McGregor

Blood and Beauty - Sarah Dunant                                        Tess of the D'Urbervilles  - Thomas Hardy

Star of the Sea - Joseph O'Conner                                       No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod

Sebastian Barry - On Canaan's Side                                     Elizabeth Jane Howard - The Light years

Kate Atkinson - Life After Life                                                Pat Barker - Blow Your House Down

Michael Faber - The Book of Strange New Things                Katzuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Patrick Gale - Notes on an Exhibition                                    Elena Ferrante - My Brilliant Friend

Jo Jo Moyes - Me Before You                                                Tove Jannson - The True Deceiver/ The Summer Book

Alexander Eden - The Proof of Heaven                                  Ian McEwan - Sweet Tooth

Alison Weir - Katherine Swynford                                           Diane Setterfield - The 13th Tale

John Williams - Stoner                                                            Chris Cleave - The Other Hand

Andrew Marr - Head of State                                                  James Runcie - The Colour of Heaven                    

Markus Zusak - The Book Thief                                              Robert Harris - An Officer and a Spy

Deborah Levy - Hot Milk                                                          Robert James Walker - The Bridges of Madison County

Simon Armitage - Walking Home                                            Tan Twan Eng - The Garden of Evening Mists

BBC Books - The Nation's Favourite Poems                           Bruce Chatwin - On the Black Hill    

Gustav Sonata - Rose Tremain                                                A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara

Miriam Toews - All My Puny Sorrows                                      The Other Einstein - Marie Benedict