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, 12 November 2020

Jane Eyre — Charlotte Brontë

Book cover for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre in the South Manchester, Chorlton, Cheadle, Fallowfield, Burnage, Levenshulme, Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Norris, Heaton Chapel, Northenden, and Didsbury book group “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Orphaned, Jane Eyre, grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, enduring loneliness and cruelty. Her troubled childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit — which prove necessary when she finds employment as governess to the young ward of Mr Rochester. As her feelings for Rochester develop, Jane gradually uncovers Thornfield Hall's terrible secret, forcing her to make a choice.

Should she stay with Rochester and live with the consequences, or follow her convictions — even if it means leaving the man she loves ?

This week's book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and we'll not be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury but will be meeting online — contact us for details.

Currer, Acton, and Ellis ... which Bell Brontë is which ? If you're confused our Brontësaurus will offer unquantifiable amounts of help.

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