Victorian values

Books about William Gladstone and/or Benjamin DisraeliThe Paddington Library Reading Group delved into the occasionally murky world of the lives of politicians at our last meeting. We decided to create some space between our reading and contemporary matters by looking at biographies of luminaries such as Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone and the political diaries of Alan Clark.

Alan Clark diariesThe diaries of Alan Clark run to several volumes. The group found that they read well and are thorough, thoughtful and interesting. Alan Clarke seems to have led a very full life and was a keen observer of events and politics, to say the least!

A Week in December, by Sebastian FaulksaulksAll group members got free copies of A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks which we will read in preparation for Cityread London at the next Reading Group meeting on 23 April.

[Laurence]

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