Upper Street Book Club


The Upper Street book Club meets once a month to discuss a contemporary novel written in English.

This is an opportunity to read and discuss a wide range of books of different genres and styles.

The Book Club is free to all students enrolled on an Upper Street course.

As far as possible, meetings will be on the last Wednesday of each month from 20:00 – 21:00

If you are not enrolled on a course, membership of the group is 100 euros a year for 10 meetings (adjusted proportionally from the date of enrollment.)

Meetings are from October to July.

The books will be announced two months in advance. Members are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book.

The book for November 29 th  is:

The High Places by Fiona McFarlane 


The Jane Austen Book Club by
Karen Joy Fowler


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The High Places

'The High Places is superb . . . It's not just that McFarlane's descriptions are beautiful prose, though they are. The High Places is more deliberate than that, and more intelligent. McFarlane strikes an emotional note on every page, whether it be humour or nostalgia or discomfort or joy . . . Each story feels fresh and original . . . Nothing is forced and the reason I can't pick my favourite is that every one of the 13 stories is a winner.'

Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane grew up in Sydney, Australia. She studied English at Sydney University and completed a PhD on nostalgia in American fiction at Cambridge University. She spent 3 years at writing residencies in the US - at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire - before studying for a Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin.

Fiona's first novel, The Night Guest, will be published in 19 countries and 15 languages, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Stella Prize, an LA Times Book Review prize, an INDIE Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and an Australian Book Industry Award. The Night Guest won a NSW Premier's Prize and Fiona was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist for 2014.

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