South Manchester Book Group

We're a friendly and open reading group, and we share a love of books and discussing them with other people. We meet 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 very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch.

We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis. Whilst the contagion lasts and we remain indoors we'll meet online, reading virtual books and drinking virtual flirtinis — vlirtinis if you will.

We've become rather popular recently so unfortunately aren't accepting new members just at the moment. But please drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and a short version of what we’re reading next is here.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Three Men on a Boat — Jerome K Jerome

Book cover for Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupMartyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a ‘T’. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks ― not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J's small fox-terrier Montmorency.

This week's book is Jerome K Jerome's Three Men on a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) and we'll not be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury but will be meeting online — contact us for details.

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