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 meet at a pub in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

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 28 May 2020

Dead Lions — Mick Herron

Book cover for Dead Lions by Mick Herron Dead Lions in the South Manchester, Chorlton, Fallowfield, Burnage, Levenshulme, Heaton, Northenden, and Didsbury book group “Dead lions,” Molly said.

“What about them ?”

“It’s a kids’ party game. You have to pretend to be dead. Lie still. Do nothing.”

“What happens when the game’s over ?” Lamb asked.

“Oh,” she said. “I expect all hell breaks loose.”

This week's book is Dead Lions by Mick Herron and we'll not be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury but will be meeting online — contact us for details.