South Manchester Book Group

We're a friendly and open reading group, and we share a love of books and discussing them with other people. We meet 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 very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch.

We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis. Whilst the contagion lasts and we remain indoors we'll meet online, reading virtual books and drinking virtual flirtinis — vlirtinis if you will.

We've become rather popular recently so unfortunately aren't accepting new members just at the moment. But please drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and a short version of what we’re reading next is here.

Thursday, 10 August 2006

The Pain - Pauline Smith


The Pain by Pauline Smith is a short story, available on-line here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I chose this book, having read it in High School. Its just 8 pages long written in the early 1920's. it appears on the surface to be quite a simple little tale, but illustrates beatifully the simplicity of rural life in South Africa in the early 20th century. I hope you enjoy it, some of the words might catch you, but they are simply place names and surnames, nothing to stress over or distract you unduly. Enjoy. Its only 8 pages.