Didsbury Book Group

We talk about them too ! If you like to talk about what you've read, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm.

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.

We're currently open to new members, and would love for you to join us. The next book will be Emma Kennedy's The Tent, the Bucket, and Me. We're reviewing our reading list at the moment, so it might change slightly in the next couple of weeks. Please watch this space.

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