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 now meet at Ye Olde Cocke on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

If you enjoy talking about books over a quiet drink, then please join us — new members are very welcome.

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

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Persuasion — Jane Austen

Book cover for Persuasion by Jane Austen Persuasion in the South Manchester, Chorlton, Cheadle, Fallowfield, Burnage, Levenshulme, Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Norris, Heaton Chapel, Northenden, and Didsbury book group You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope ... I have loved none but you.

At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Her family moves to lower their expenses and reduce their debt by renting their home to an Admiral and his wife, whose brother, Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank.

Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth ...

This week's book is Persuasion by Jane Austen and we'll be meeting at Ye Olde Cocke on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury — contact us for details.