The Thursday Murder Club - Wednesdays from 8th May

The Thursday Murder Club - Wednesdays from 8th May

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Discuss this best-selling, very funny detective story for an insight into idiomatic British English, and British humour and culture


  • Join this book club and gain extra motivation to read in English
  • 6 hours of live classes to help you develop fluent speaking in English
  • Study this modern novel to understand British expressions & humour
  • Be corrected by an expert English teacher to remove errors and mistakes

Practise and develop your English in this 6 week online book club course using the modern novel The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.  Each week you read some chapters, discuss them in class and improve specific areas of vocabulary or grammar while also examining literary aspects of the novel. Personalised feedback improves your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

The Book Club book

The Thursday Murder Club is a detective story set in a peaceful retirement village.  Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron are four retired people who meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.  But following a murder right where they live the Thursday Murder Club springs into action to investigate their first live case.

This is a lovely book that shows the skills and understanding of older people in a humorous context.  It is filled with British English expressions - great for improving your understanding of spoken British English.

Geoff says:

"This book is a world-wide phenomenon! It was the Sunday Times 1# bestseller, and it was shortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime & Thriller Book of the Year 2021.  It is also very funny - and very British with great use of language  - and has a great plot!"

Only 8 places available.  Click Add to Cart to reserve your place.

The Book

  • Genre: Murder mystery; humour
  • Language: British English
  • Suitable for people new to reading in English - from Upper-Intermediate upwards 
  • Text: Original
  • Length:  Average: 114,218 words.

Dates & Time

  • Wednesdays from 8th May-12th June
  • 17.30 CET (Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Rome & most EU);
  • 16.30 (UTC+1/GMT+1) London, UK, Portugal
  • 18.30 CET Turkey, Greece, Saudi Arabia, 
  • 11.30 EDT Boston/New York
Age  18+

Online class size

Maximum 8 participants, on Zoom, using break-out rooms for increased speaking and discussion

What you learn

  • To express your ideas clearly, concisely & accurately
  • To improve specific areas of grammar and vocabulary
  • To stop making repeated errors and mistakes  
  • To summarise arguments, highlighting significant points
  • To develop discussions with related comments & feedback
  • To overcome any gaps by paraphrasing or rephrasing
  • To socialise fluently and spontaneously 
Your teacher
  • Geoff Hardy-Gould, BSc, MBA, CTEFLA, DTEFLA. 
  • Over 20 years' experience of UK language schools. 
  • Speaker at:  2024 IATEFL Conference; 2023 IATEFL TechLit! Exploring crossovers between technology and literature; 2022 Extensive Reading Foundation; 2021 TESOL Italia