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.

Jan 22DerekA Gentleman in MoscowAmor Towles
Feb 22MikeThe Garden of Evening MistsTan Twan Eng
Mar 22JudithThe Bone PeopleKeri Hulme
Apr 22ValFrom There to Here (with an awful lot in between)Pat Backley
May 22BryanThe Power of the DogThomas Savage
Jun 22Mike BThe Daughter of TimeJosephine Tey
Jul 22KateThe lost pianos of SiberiaSophy Roberts
Aug 22ChrisKlara and the SunKazuo Ishiguro
Sep 22SteveConcordia (AKA The Jew Store) Stella Suberman
Oct 22DianeThe Mirror BookCharlotte Grimshaw
Nov 22JackieAmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Dec 22JennyThe FishLloyd Jones

See a more or less accurate list of books we’ve read in previous years…