Meeting throughout the year, our group members select novels written in English that reflect the changes in the world during the twentieth century. Together we consider their appeal today and when they were published. The aim is to range widely through the 1900s and to include literature from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Applicants should note that we will start in October by discussing a title from the mid-twentieth century: 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger. Those who are allocated places should come prepared. Together we shall draw up a programme of novels that reflect different genres and cultures, based on members' suggestions. We exclude biographies and translations from other languages, and avoid lengthy works.