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.


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