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, 19 March 2020

Cancelled due to Plague

Book cover for the cancelled Jed Mercurio's Ascent in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupThis meeting is cancelled due to Didsbury's Dreadful Visitation and the Shutting-up of the Fletcher Moss.

We'll be discussing the book, Jed Mercurio's Ascent, online on 02.04.20.

As always, the unread books list and the unreadable books list will provide jaw-dropping levels of insight, pleasure, and solace.

REMAIN INDOORS

Thursday, 5 March 2020

The Siege of Krishnapur — J G Farrell

Book cover for J G Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book group In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable.

This week's book is J G Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.