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.

Contact Us to be added to the mailing list and receive the online meeting invitations.

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, 23 January 2020

Munich — Robert Harris

Book cover for Robert Harris's Munich in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book group September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.

The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there.

Munich.

This week's book is Robert Harris's Munich and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Glittering Images — Susan Howatch

Book cover for Susan Howatch's Glittering Images in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book group Beneath the smooth surface of an Episcopal palace lurks the salacious breath of scandal. Charles Ashworth is sent to untangle the web of self-delusion and corruption only to become embroiled in a strange ménage à trois that threatens to expose the secrets of his own past ...

This week's book is Susan Howatch's Glittering Images and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.