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We read a mixture of recent and earlier biographies suggested by group members. These will often be available in paperback or on Kindle. Usually, one member introduces the selected book to start our discussions.

Titles we have read recently include

· The Past is Myself by Christabel Bielenberg

· Will She Do? by Eileen Atkins

· Keats by Lucasta Miller

Our programme for the year 2023-24 is as follows:

  • October 4th Giving up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

  • November 1st Super Infinite: the Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell

  • December 6th A Fortunate Woman by Polly Morland

  • February 7th The Life of Vita Sackville-West by Victoria Glendinning

  • April 3rd The Marriage Question: George Eliot’s Double Life by Clare Carlisle

  • June 5th The Life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd


Venue: Old Basing Pavilion Room

Date: 1st Wednesday of October, November, December, February, April and June

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

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