Bring up the bodies by Hilary Mantel

About the book By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. But Henry's actions have forced England into dangerous isolation.… Continue reading Bring up the bodies by Hilary Mantel

Vernon God Little by D B C Pierre

About the book Vernon Little is 15 and lives with his mother in Martirio, Texas. His best friend has just massacred 16 of their classmates before killing himself. The town wants vengeance and turns its sights on Vernon, who has just been arrested when he starts telling us his story. Reviewed by Whitchurch reading Group… Continue reading Vernon God Little by D B C Pierre

The Sense of an ending by Julian Barnes

About the book Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. They all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age and he is finding that memory is imperfect. Review… Continue reading The Sense of an ending by Julian Barnes