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 22||Derek||A Gentleman in Moscow||Amor Towles|
|Feb 22||Mike||The Garden of Evening Mists||Tan Twan Eng|
|Mar 22||Judith||The Bone People||Keri Hulme|
|Apr 22||Val||From There to Here (with an awful lot in between)||Pat Backley|
|May 22||Bryan||The Power of the Dog||Thomas Savage|
|Jun 22||Mike B||The Daughter of Time||Josephine Tey|
|Jul 22||Kate||The lost pianos of Siberia||Sophy Roberts|
|Aug 22||Chris||Klara and the Sun||Kazuo Ishiguro|
|Sep 22||Steve||Concordia (AKA The Jew Store)||Stella Suberman|
|Oct 22||Diane||The Mirror Book||Charlotte Grimshaw|
|Nov 22||Jackie||Americanah||Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|
|Dec 22||Jenny||The Fish||Lloyd Jones|