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, 25 January 2018

The Light Between Oceans — M. L. Stedman

Book cover for M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupShattered by his experiences in the World War I trenches, veteran Tom Sherbourne returns home in Australia to his wife Isabel. Looking for restoration and peace the couple move to an isolated lighthouse where they try to rebuild their lives and long for a child that never comes. Then, one day, a boat washes ashore with a baby inside — a gift that offers the hope of a future they’ve longed for but the consequences of their actions may be more far-reaching than they could have ever imagined.

This week's book is M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

The Little Friend — Donna Tartt

Book cover for Donna Tartt's The Little Friend in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupTwelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin's murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child's game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town.

This week's book is Donna Tartt's The Little Friend and we'll be meeting at The Stokers' Arms.

Please note the change of venue for this meeting whilst the Fletcher Moss is closed for refurbishment.