October 2021


available at eltham library

The 2021 Elthamread Choice

Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures

published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Clare Chambers

Clare Chambers

Photo by Anna MCarthy

Sidcup High Street 1950

The Inspiration

The book is set in 1950s Sidcup.

NEW for 2021

Junior Elthamread 2021

LIVE EVENTS at eltham library

Elthamread Events 2021

Elthamread Writers Group Event

An Evening of Original Stories presented by The Eltham Writing Group and Bob Hope Theatre.

Tuesday 19 October at 7pm

at Eltham Library


Ice cream
Small Pleasures

Elthamread Author Event

Clare Chambers will talk about her book Small Pleasures with local author and SEnine Magazine columnist Wendy Moore.

Tuesday 26 October at 7pm

at Eltham Library


Elthamread Carers Event

Mark Fould of Greenwich Carers Centre will talk about Mary Webster, the founder of the carers’ movement in the UK, who lived in Eltham as well as issues facing carers today.

Tuesday 2 November at 10:30am

at Eltham Library



Clare Chambers

Find out a little bit more about this year’s Elthamread author. Wendy Moore interviews Louisa especially for SEnine Magazine.



Latest News

New Junior Elthamread launched for 2021

New Junior Elthamread launched for 2021

This year, for the first time, Elthamread is accompanied by a ‘Junior Elthamread’. For Junior Elthamread, the chosen book is This Wonderful Thing, a humorous and sensitive story for nine to 12-year-olds, by Adam Baron, who lives in Greenwich. Adam will be running...

Elthamread 2021 announced

Elthamread 2021 announced

A best-selling page-turner by local author Clare Chambers has been chosen as the book for this year’s Elthamread.   Clare’s book, Small Pleasures, which mixes a wide range of themes, is set in 1950s South East London and Sidcup, and has captured the book-reading...

What is Elthamread?

What is Elthamread?

The aim of the Elthamread is to encourage everyone in SE9 to read the same book in October and come together at various events to talk about it. The Elthamread was launched in 2016 by local author Wendy Moore and is co-ordinated by Eltham Library manager Miriam...

still available at eltham library

Last Year’s Elthamread Choice

Elthamread 2020

The Dragon Lady

published by Bloomsbury Caravel

Louisa Treger

Louisa Treger

Author of The Dragon Lady

Virginia Courtauld

The Inspiration

Virginia Courtauld with Mah-Jongg the Eltham Palace lemur.


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