16 July 2018 – Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe

18 June 2018 – Robinson Crueso by Daniel Defoe

21 May 2018 – Mr Sammler’s Planet by Saul Bellow

16 April 2018 – Half A Life by V.S. Naipaul

19 March 2018 – The Bull From the Sea – Renault

19 February 2018 – Another Country – Baldwin

15 January 2018 – The Pledge – Durrunmatt

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

21st August 2017 The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

17th July 2017

Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

(Proposed by John)

19th June 2017

Requiem: A Hallucination by Antonio Tabucchi

(Proposed by Mary)

15th May 2017

Vernon Godlittle by D.B.C Pierre

(Proposed by Mike E)

17th April 2017

Arab Jazz by Karim Miské

(Proposed by Mike N)

20th March 2017

Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

(Proposed by Tad)

20th February 2017

Bring along a Bob Dylan lyric to discuss

(Proposed by All)

9th January 2017

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

(Proposed by Russell)

12th December 2016

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers

(Proposed by )

17th October 2016
Song of Solomon
(Proposed by All)

19th September 2016
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
(Proposed by All)

15th August 2016
Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
(Proposed by Mike N)

18th July 2016
Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh
(Proposed by Derek)

20th June 2016
All The King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
(Proposed by All)

16th May 2016
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
(Proposed by Russell)

18th April 2016
The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
(Proposed by All)

21st March 2016
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
(Proposed by All)

15th February 2016
Capital by John Lanchester
(Proposed by Mike N)

18th January 2016
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
(Proposed by Glyn)

21st December 2015
Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
(Proposed by Bridget)

16th November 2015
Immortality by Milan Kundera
(Proposed by All)

19th October 2015
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
(Proposed by Dulcie)

21st September 2015
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
(Proposed by Russell)

17th August 2015
When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom
(Proposed by Karina)

20th July 2015
History of the Seige of Lisbon by Jose Saramago
(Proposed by Mary M)

15th June 2015
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
(Proposed by All)

18th May 2015
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories by Various
(Proposed by Bridget)

20th April 2015
Keep The Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
(Proposed by Derek)

16th March 2015
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
(Proposed by Mike N)

16th February 2015
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited by Vladimir Nabokov
(Proposed by Jim)

19th January 2015
Voss by Patrick White
(Proposed by Glynn)

1st December 2014
Herzog by Saul Bellow
(Proposed by Russell)

17th November 2014
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
(Proposed by All)

20th October 2014
The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald
(Proposed by John D)

15th September 2014
Island by Aldous Huxley
(Proposed by Pauline)

18th August 2014
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
(Proposed by All)

21st July 2014
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
(Proposed by Bridget)

16th June 2014
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
(Proposed by Derek)

19th May 2014
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
(Proposed by Dulcie)

21st April 2014
The Book Of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow
(Proposed by Mike)

17th March 2014
A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce
(Proposed by Russell)

17th February 2014
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
(Proposed by Jim)

20th January 2014
The Fall by Albert Camus
(Proposed by John D)

16th December 2013
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
(Proposed by Pauline)

18th November 2013
Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
(Proposed by Bridget)

21st October 2013
Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy
(Proposed by Monica)

16th September 2013

The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien

(Proposed by Tad)

19th August 2013

No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
(Proposed by Sheila)

15th July 2013
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe
(Proposed by Phil N)

17th June 2013
The Blood of Others by Simone De Beauvoir
(Proposed by Russell)

20th May 2013
Wild Palms by William Faulkner
(Proposed by Mike N)

15th April 2013
Skagboys by Irvine Welsh
(Proposed by Derek)

18th March 2013
To Have And Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
(Proposed by Phil N)

18th February 2013
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
(Proposed by Joe)

21st January 2013
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
(Proposed by Sheila)

17th December 2012
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
(Proposed by Jayne)

19th November 2012

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

15th October 2012

Flight patterns by Alan Mahar

17th September 2012

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

20th August 2012

Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

16th July 2012

The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy

18th June 2012

Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

21st May 2012

Chrome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

Proposed by Pauline

16th April 2012
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
(Proposed by Russell)

19th march 2012

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

(Proposed by Jim)

20th February 2012

The postman Always Rings Twice by John M. Cain

(Proposed by Mike N)

16th January 2012
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Proposed by Russell)

19th December 2011
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
(Proposed by All)

21st November 2011
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
(Proposed by Russell)

17th October 2011
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
(Proposed by Paul)

19th September 2011
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
(Proposed by Paul)

10th August 2011
PIPs Symposium – Extracts from the novel ‘Thinks’ by David Lodge

18th July 2011
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
(Proposed by Mike)

20th June 2011
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
(Proposed by John)

16th May 2011
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
(Proposed by Russell)

18th April 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
(Proposed by Laura)

21st March 2011
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
(Proposed by Simon)

21st February 2011
Disgrace by J M Coetzee
(Proposed by Mike N)

17th January 2011
The Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
(Proposed by Jim)

13th December 2010
Bring Along a Short Story/Poem
(Proposed by The Group)

15th November 2010
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(Proposed by Russell)

18th October 2010
No Signposts in the Sea by Vita Sackville-West
(Proposed by John)

20th September 2010
The Citadel by A. J. Cronin
(Proposed by Claire)

16th August 2010
A Short Story to Discuss by Tobias Wolff
(Proposed by Jim)

4th August 2010 (PIPs Symposium Event)
Liar! by Isaac Asimov
(in ‘I, Robot’ Collection)

19th July 2010
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
(Proposed by Julie)

21st June 2010
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
(Proposed by Steve)

17th May 2010
The Immoralist by Andre Gide
(Proposed by Russell)

19th April 2010
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
(Proposed by Tina)

15th March 2010
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Proposed by Mike)

15th February 2010
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
(Proposed by Lucas)

18th January 2010
The Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot
(Proposed by Jim)

21st December 2009
The Collector by John Fowles
(Proposed by Claire)

16th November 2009
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Proposed by Russell)

19th October 2009
Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing
(Proposed by John)

15th October 2009 (The Bluecoat Centre 1pm)
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
(Proposed by All)

21st September 2009
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
(Proposed by Mike)

17th August 2009
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
(Proposed by Russell)

20th July 2009
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
(Proposed by Jim)

15th June 2009
Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene
(Proposed by Kevin)

18th May 2009
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
(Proposed by Steve)

20th April 2009
Othello by William Shakespeare
(Proposed by Kathy)

16th March 2009
Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
(Proposed by Claire)

16th February 2009
Open Poetry Forum

19th January 2009
Ulysses (Episode 12: Cyclops)
by James Joyce
(Proposed by Russell)

15th December 2008
King Lear
by William Shakespeare
(Proposed by Russell)

17th November 2008
Girlfriend in a Coma
by Douglas Coupland
(Proposed by Jim)

20th October 2008
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Proposed by Mike)

13th October 2008
Is there a book that changed your life?
at The Bluecoat (4 – 6pm)

15th September 2008
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
(Proposed by Geraldine)

18th August 2008
A Doll’s House
by Henrik Ibsen
(Proposed by Claire)

21st July 2008
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
(Proposed by Russell)

16th June 2008
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Patton
(Proposed by Jim)

19th May 2008
Jekyll & Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
(Proposed by Geraldine)

21st April 2008
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
(Proposed by Angela)


19th March 2008
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
(Proposed by Rob)


Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes (5th Mar 2008?)
(Phil Smith)


Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell (20th Feb 2008?)


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (16th Jan 2008?)
(Mike E)


Death in Venice by Thomas Mann (Dec 2007)

One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (Nov 2007?)

Beloved by Toni Morrison (Oct 2007??)

Atomised by Michel Houellebecq (2007?)

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (Sep 2007??)
(Mike N)

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (Aug 2007??)

The Virgin and the Gypsy by D.H. Lawrence (Jul 2007??)

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (Jun 2007??)

Hunger by Knut Hamsun (May 2007??)
(Mike N)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Apr 2007??)
(Pat H)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (Mar 2007??)

The Outsider by Albert Camus (Feb 2007??)

The Dead by James Joyce (Jan 2007??)