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 meet at a pub 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, 17 May 2018

His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights — Philip Pullman

Book cover for Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupWithout this child, we shall all die.

Lyra Belacqua and her daemon live half-wild and carefree amongst the scholars of Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world ...
This week's book is Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.