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, 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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