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, 25 June 2009

Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi

This book has been chosen as part of Refugee Week (15th - 21st June) and we will be joined by a representative from the Red Cross.


Anonymous said...


I'd like to join you and am reading Persepolis. Look forward to meeting you all on Thursday 25th - is there anyone in particular I should ask for at The Red Lion?


gmorgs said...

Hi Andrea,

We'd be happy to have you come along. I'm not sure if the bar staff are entirely aware of us, so it's probably best to have a quick look around the pub for us.

A couple of us are usually there before 7.30 and have our books out in case anyone new is coming, so hopefully you won't have any problems finding us.


P.S. Oh, and if it's sunny we may be out the back in the beer garden.

Anonymous said...


Hi and thanks for your reply. I'll be the slightly-lost looking woman clutching a copy of Persepolis and scanning The Red Lion then ... look forward to meeting you all on Thursday.