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.

Please use the Contact Us form [on the web version of the site] to be added to our 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, 20 August 2020

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis — Giorgio Bassani

Book cover for The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani The Garden of the Finzi-Continis in the South Manchester, Chorlton, Cheadle, Fallowfield, Burnage, Levenshulme, Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Norris, Heaton Chapel, Northenden, and Didsbury book group “Even in a city as small as Ferrara, you can manage, if you like, to disappear for years and years, one from another, living side by side like the dead.”

The haunting, elegiac story of an aristocratic Jewish family moving imperceptibly towards its doom in the last summers of the thirties as Mussolini comes to power.

This week's book is The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani 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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