Didsbury Book Group

We talk about them too ! If you like to talk about what you've read, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm.

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.

We've found ourselves unexpectedly popular over recent months and so — regretfully — we're not accepting new members at the moment. This will change, so please do come back to this page periodically.

Upcoming Schedule


27.06.19   Endless Night Agatha Christie  224pp   Gytha  

11.07.19   Engelby Sebastian Faulkes  352pp   Tiffany  
25.07.19   The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid  224pp   U N Owen  

08.08.19   The Player of Games Iain M Banks  309pp   Gareth  
22.08.19   A Month in the Country J L Carr  100pp   Gaspode  

05.09.19   The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende  496pp   Peter  
19.09.19   Master and Commander Patrick O'Brian  350pp   Harry  

03.10.19   Tangerine Christine Mangan  400pp   Kate (I)  
17.10.19   The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov  432pp   Mr Slant  
31.10.19   The Bloody Chamber Angela Carter  176pp   Eva  

14.11.19   The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman  544pp   Ibid  
28.11.19   Milkman Anna Burns  368pp   Emily  

12.12.19   Nothing Lasts Forever Roderick Thorpe  245pp   Magrat  

09.01.20   Glittering Images Susan Howatch  512pp   Robin  
23.01.20   Munich Robert Harris  352pp   Pete  

06.02.20   The Tent, the Bucket, and Me Emma Kennedy  352pp   Anne  
20.02.20   The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller  368pp   James  

05.03.20   The Siege of Krishnapur J G Farrell  344pp   Jason  
19.03.20   Ascent Jed Mercurio  272pp   Tom  

02.04.20   A Bend in the River V S Naipaul  330pp   Paul  
16.04.20   Regeneration Pat Barker  256pp   Emma  
30.04.20   The Secret Scripture Sebastian Barry  320pp   Claire  

14.05.20   Catch 22 Joseph Heller  453pp   Melissa  
28.05.20   The Book Thief Markus Zusak  560pp   Claude Tombola   Book Choosing

11.06.20   Behind the Scenes at the Museum Kate Atkinson  512pp   Sally   Book Choosing
25.06.20   The English Patient Michael Ondaatje  336pp   Abbe