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 23BryanMax HavelaarMultatuli
Feb 23DianeThe SeaJohn Banville
Mar 23JackieThe Diamond Eye Kate Quinn
Apr 23Mike BThe OutsiderFredrick Forsyth
May 23Mike S
Jun 23Jenny
Jul 23Derek
Aug 23Chris
Sep 23Steve
Oct 23KathrynStill LifeSarah Winman
Nov 23JoeBorges and MeJay Parini
Dec 23KatePoor People With MoneyDominic Hoey

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