This is an informal and diverse gathering of 6-10 people with a love of literature as a window onto the human soul. The books we discuss are almost always novels, classic or contemporary, in English or translated. There is no leader as such, but the person whose suggestion for a new book to read is taken up usually introduces it for the discussion. We meet every 4-6 weeks, usually on Zoom because several members now live abroad. Novels that we have discussed recently include “The Noise of Time” by Julian Barnes, “The Book of Disquiet” by Fernando Pessoa, “Artist of a Floating World” by Kazuo Ishiguro, “Anything is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout and “HHhH” by Laurent Binet.