Book Group




Group 1:  Mary Saywood 

group 2: christine ross & liz howlett

group 3: Eileen overton


Date and Time       Group 1: 10:30 aM on 2nd friday of alternate months; group 2: 11:45 AM on 1st wednesday each month; group 3: 2 PM on 3rd tuesday each month  

Meeting Place       group 1: mary saywood's home; group 2: chesham library; group 3: members' homes    


Book Group 1

This is a book group with a difference. We donít all read the same book!Six times a year a group of avid readers meets to discuss the books we have read between meetings.Itís a most stimulating and wide ranging session in which itís almost certain at least somebody will have read the same book or the same author as somebody else in the group.Our discussions have included fiction, biography, history, politics and include authors such as Barack Obama, J.M Coetzee, Sebastian Faulks, Rose Tremain, Max Hastings, David Owen and many more

If you are an avid reader who loves talking and listening about books you will be very welcome.  We have room for one or two more!

Meetings are at the convenorís home in Great Missenden. Please contact  for more details.

Book Group 2

Convenor: Christine Ross & Liz Howlett

We continue to enjoy a wide range of books, mainly novels, both new and the classics. Within a small group we have diverse opinions on the merits of each book we read which can lead to lively discussions over coffee. Please only contact the above convenors for further information.

Please do not contact Chesham Library directly for Book Group 2 as they cannot answer queries on behalf of U3A.

We currently have a short waiting list for this group

Book Group 3

Convenor: Eileen Overton

Meetings are held in members' homes at 2pm on the third Tuesday of each month. Availability is governed by the ten books we get each month from Chesham library; we have our full quota at the moment but please contact the Convenor in case a vacancy occurs. We are nearly at the end of 2017 and currently reading "Africa House" by Christina Lamb, a factual account of an English Gentleman and His African Dream. This book will make for a very interesting discussion. We have ordered our books for 2018, once again a diverse mix of topics which we will look forward to reading.

Current Programme