Book Group

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The Rodmell Book Group usually meets on the 4th Monday of the month in the Abergavenny Arms, 8pm.

To find out about the books we hope to read over the forthcoming months, see the Groups section of this website.

20th May (note that this is the 3rd Monday, not the 4th).

The Bottle Factory Outing                          
Beryl Bainbridge

Recommended by Catriona Grant

Everything is awkward in this book – the relationship between the two main characters, Brenda & Freda, their working life and culture clashes with their Italian male colleagues, the workforce’s subservience to their boss, their work itself, and, of course, the works outing …

Catriona Grant organises our Book Group meetings – please do let her know if there’s anyone who would like to be added to the Book Group email list.

To contact Catriona about the Book Group, email

Usually the books we read can be obtained from Lewes Library. Otherwise, copies can be bought online (new or secondhand) at discounted prices from Amazon, Abe Books, The Book Depository, Waterstone Market Place, and Ebay.