Book Club

All Clare Hall members and their partners are invited to join the Clare Hall book club. We discuss a book every month, and you can come as regularly or as occasionally as you like. 

Meetings are generally on the first Monday of every month at 8 pm in the Common Room or King Room.  If no venue is given, please ask at the Porters' Lodge.

Next books for discussion in 2018:

  • Monday 5 February

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (a British writer of Japanese parentage)

  • Monday 5 March

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

  • Monday 9 April (please note that in April we are meeting on the second Monday of the month) 

Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line’s semi-autobiographical 1932 novel Journey to the End of the Night

  •  Monday 7 May

 Narziss and Goldmund by Nobel prize winner Hermann Hesse



Recent books:

  • Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White, Australian Nobel Prize winner
  • The Red Haired Woman by Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk
  • For Two Thousand Years, a 1934 novel by Romanian author Mihail Sebastian
  • A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne, author of Tristram Shandy
  • The Other Side of Eden by anthropologist Hugh Brody
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, a 1958 novel on the coming of imperialism in Africa

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