Book Club

with Laura Franklin

Book Club meets once a month - see calendar below for latest dates and book titles.


This is a friendly reading group who read and talk about one book each month. Attendees take turns to choose the book and come up with discussion questions, then chair the group.

Books chosen in the past have ranged from classics such as Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Rainbow by DH Lawrence, to modern fiction such as Atonement by Ian McEwan and We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel The club covers different fictional genres and have also discussed other genres of writing such as autobiography and short stories.

Attendees will need to have obtained and read a copy of the book chosen for that month. Newcomers are welcome to come to class without having read the book to give it a try!


Laura first began running the bookclub at QPAC in 2002 after leaving her job as an English teacher. This enabled her to pursue her love of literature by facilitating classes of willing adults without having to do any marking! In 2005, she embarked on an M.A. in English Literature which she completed shortly before the birth of her daughter in 2007. From 2005 members of the bookclub have taken turns to run the group either in pairs or individually which has been a great success. Laura is on hand to help if needed.


“Always enjoyable with plenty of lively discussion by class members.”

“Joining a book club introduced me to a variety of different genres which I wouldn’t normally read”

“When running the book club everyone is very supportive, and although it may seem daunting to do, it isn’t”

2024 DATES

March 14 - Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

April - TBC

May 9 - TBC

June 13 - TBC

July 11 - TBC

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    • 9 May 2024-11 July 2024
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    • Ages 16+
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