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.


Currer, Acton, and Ellis ... which Bell Brontë is which ? Confused ?  Let the Brontësaurus ease your burthen ...

This section of the Brontësaurus is from the magnificent Hark A Vagrant by the brilliant Kate Beaton.

The National Theatre of Brent in its The Arts and How They Was Done series has an instructive episode on the Brontës.

A Brontë pastiche can be found here

Mr Rochester on a Night Off


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