Fairfield Book Group is a welcoming group of ladies who like to read. On the first Thursday of the month you will find them sitting around a table in Fairfield Community Hall’s committee room, books in hand, drinks and biscuits in reach. There are normally between 8 and 12 people at a meeting. Elaine Fox, who runs the group, says, “It’s pretty informal. I often do some research in case the discussion flags but mostly we all chip in. I chair it (that’s a grand term!) but really it’s just to keep it flowing and to make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.  We like each other’s company and we often stray off the story itself if we are prompted to by what we read.” 

The group has an arrangement with Letchworth Library, who source the books, so the only cost to take part is a small fee to cover refreshments and hall hire. The reading list is eclectic, compiled by the members themselves and restricted only by the library’s ability to source the books in sufficient numbers. This month they will be discussing Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time on 7 June, and then reading A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler for their next meeting, on 5 July. Both meetings 7.30pm, £2.

Email elainefoxmm@gmail.com if you’d like to join them.