South Manchester Book Group

If you enjoy talking about books over a quiet drink, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm but whilst the contagion lasts and we REMAIN INDOORS we'll become a virtual  bookgroup and meet online.

Drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list and send you invitations to our online meetings. We always reply, so if you don't hear from us please check your spam folder.

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.

* Do not turn up — REMAIN INDOORS !

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Lady Chatterley's Lover — D H Lawrence

Book cover for D H Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupWould you approve of your young sons, young daughters — because girls can read as well as boys — reading this book ? Is it a book you would have lying around your own house ? Is it a book that you would even wish your wife or your servants to read ?
This week's book is D H Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Please note the change of book. We'll be reading the previous choice, The Immortalists on 21 February 2019.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Days Without End — Sebastian Barry

Book cover for Sebastian Barry's Days Without End in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupAfter signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Having fled terrible hardships they find these days to be vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Their lives are further enriched and imperilled when a young Indian girl crosses their path, and the possibility of lasting happiness emerges, if only they can survive.

This week's book is Sebastian Barry's Days Without End and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.