The Fireside Book Group
The ‘fireside’ bookgroup was originally started as a way of helping us cope with the dim winter months by gathering around the fire in the little Puhoi Library to discuss a book.
On both counts it has rather exceeded its mandate – it now runs all year round (invalidating the ‘fireside’ epithet) and the conversation rarely stays on the book concerned. Digressing into history, psychology, politics, village events and colourful local gossip has become something of a speciality. There’s always a warm welcome, some delicious nibbles and a few bottles of wine bought along to lubricate the intellects.
So come along and join us – not having read the book is certainly not a barrier to entry (indeed I’m pretty sure some members haven’t read the proscribed one yet;-)
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm (as so many groups seem to have snatched the first and last Tuesdays). Just come along and see or use the contact form below for more information.
|January 20||Annie||Where The Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens|
|February 20||Judith||I Heard the Owl Call My Name||Margaret Craven|
|March 20||Derek||Outline||Rachel Cusk|
|April 20||*** COVID BREAK ***|
|May 20||Steve||A Gesture Life||Chang-Rae Lee|
|June 20||Cat/Chris||Infidel||Ayaan Hirsi Ali|
|July 20||Kate||Little Fires Everywhere||Celeste Ng|
|August 20||Mike||Ghost Wall||Sarah Moss|
|September 20||Jackie||The Strength of Eggshells||Kirsty Powell|
|October 20||Sandra||40 Autumns||Nina Willner|
|November 20||Bryan||Leaves Of The Banyan Tree||Albert Wendt|
|December 20||Jenny||Free for all of books we've read.|
|January 21||Val||The Salt Path||Raynor Winn|
|Feb 21||Chris||Dirt Music||Tim Winton|
|July 21||Cat||Chickenhawk||Robert Mason|
|Oct 21||Judith||Where Once My Heart used to Beat||Sebastian Faulks|