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've found ourselves unexpectedly popular over recent months and so — regretfully — we're not accepting new members at the moment. This will change, so please do come back to this page periodically.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Endless Night — Agatha Christie

Book cover for Agatha Christie's Endless Night in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book group Gipsy’s Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea — and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy. There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl and live happily ever after. Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land. For this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals' warnings: ‘There’s no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy’s Acre’. Michael Rogers is a man who is about to learn the true meaning of the old saying ‘In my end is my beginning’.
This week's book is Agatha Christie's Endless Night and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Strangers On A Train — Patricia Highsmith

Book cover for Patricia Highsmith's Strangers On A Train in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupStrangers on a Train is a psychological thriller novel about two men whose lives become entangled after one of them proposes they trade murders. He then goes ahead and fulfills his end of the imaginary bargain, and then tries to force the other to complete his side of the bargain ...

This week's book is Patricia Highsmith's Strangers On A Train and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.