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 now meet at Ye Olde Cocke on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

If you enjoy talking about books over a quiet drink, then please join us — new members are very welcome.

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

Thursday, 5 May 2016

A Town Like Alice — Nevil Shute

Book cover for Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupIt's no good going on living in the ashes of a dead happiness.

Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language ...

This week's book is Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.