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...
Eltham Writers Group: Tattoo Stories

Eltham Writers Group: Tattoo Stories

This year’s Elthamread book ‘The Dragon Lady’ by Louisa Treger is based on the life of Virginia Courtauld who was  infamous for the dragon tattoo on her leg. Taking this as their inspiration the Eltham Writers Group has written ultra short stories on the theme of...
Previous Elthamreads

Previous Elthamreads

Past books featured in Elthamread have been The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish, London Lies Beneath by Stella Duffy and Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo.
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...