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.


What is a flirtini ?

It's a kind of champagne cocktail, pineapple in it and a little twist of lime. Others do say it is a cocktail containing vodka, champagne, and pineapple juice. Flirtinis are the potation of choice at the Didsbury and South Manchester Book Group.

Should I drink them ?

Yes. Without doubt.

Sounds great ! Where do I get them from ?

Any reputable victualler will vend you one.

Do say

I'll have a flirtini please !

Don't say

I'll have a crate of brown ale.

Not to be confused with

A crate of brown ale.