The Fireside Book Group

library-mediumThe ‘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.

2020 Picks
Month Proposer Title Author
January Annie Where The Crawdads Sing Delia Owens
February Judith I Heard the Owl Call My Name Margaret Craven
Mar Derek Outline Rachel Cusk
Apr Steve A Gesture Life Chang-Rae Lee
May Kate    
June Mike    
Jul Jackie    
Aug Sandra 40 Autumns Nina Willner
Sep Brian    
Oct Diane    
Nov Val    
Dec Cat/Chris
Ayaan Hirsi Ali


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