South Manchester Book Group

If you enjoy talking about books over a quiet drink, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm but whilst the contagion lasts and we REMAIN INDOORS we'll become a virtual  bookgroup and meet online.

Drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list and send you invitations to our online meetings. We always reply, so if you don't hear from us please check your spam folder.

There's a meeting every fortnight, but you don't have to come to them all. It's dead simple; choose a book you like the sound of, read it (or even part of it) beforehand and turn up* with a few ideas and money for beer / wine / flirtinis. It's all very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and there's a shorter version of upcoming books here.

* Do not turn up — REMAIN INDOORS !

Thursday, 7 December 2006

That Cafe - Christmas Meal

Details of the restaurant can be found here.

The address is 1031 Stockport Road (the A6), Levenshulme. It's located at the far end of Levenshulme as you drive from Manchester towards Stockport; on the left hand side of the road, adjacent to a pedestrian crossing.

Thursday, 30 November 2006

Andrew Motion - Poems

Due to the length of A Fine Balance, the schedule has been altered to defer it to after the Christmas and New Year break.

Instead therefore, this week we will be discussing two poems by Andrew Motion.

The first, Anne Frank Huis, is available to read on line here.

The second, Spring Wedding is available to read at the foot of this page.

Thursday, 10 August 2006

Thursday, 3 August 2006

Ali and Nino: A Love Story - Kurban Said

Ali and Nino: A Love Story - Kurban Said

This book has been moved from 27th July to 3rd August.

Thursday, 4 May 2006

Skellig - David Almond

Skellig - David Almond

Just for a change we've selected a children's novel for this week.

Thursday, 6 April 2006

My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult

In a late change, to the previous late change we're now back to My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (apparently early responses to the ALan Paton book weren't promising!).

Thursday, 9 March 2006


A slight change this week; we'll be studying poems rather than a book.

The main poem for discussion is High Flight, by John Gillespie McGee (a copy can be found here). In addition please bring a short poem of your choice for the group to read.