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.

Please use the Contact Us form [on the web version of the site] to be added to our mailing list and receive the online meeting invitations.

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, 5 January 2012

Christmas Stories - Charles Dickens



This week we'll be reading some of Charles Dickens' short stories and there seem to be a few collections of Christmas themed stories which seems appropriate.

To ensure some commonality, try and pick a version that has as many of the following in:
  • Christmas Festivities
  • The Story of the Goblins that Stole a Sexton
  • A Christmas Episode from Master Humphrey's Clock
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
  • A Christmas Tree
  • What Christmas is, as We Grow Older
  • The Seven Poor Travellers

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