Book clubs

Dear Mary: How can I stop the book club gossip from snooping around my house?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Q. One of the members of our book club is particularly nosy and gossipy. I like this woman, but when…

Dear Mary: how do I stop a Londoner dominating my village book club?

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Q.A senior colleague, on discovering that I’m a friend of someone who has become quite famous, engaged with me warmly…

This Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times ‘novel of the year’ is bollocks

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Last May we had dinner with a comic who reads a lot and his wife. At one point, he told…

Why I’m now scared of book clubs

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Writing frankly about Jamaica has made me nervous of invitations from strangers. How would this one turn out?

The birth of the Walking Book Club

9 March 2013 9:00 am

How I came to run a book club on Hampstead Heath – and why it works