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 (so no need for 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 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||Kate||London Fields||Martin Amis|
|February||Pat||Alias Grace||Margaret Atwood|
|Mar||Jackie||Season of the Jew||Maurice Shadbolt|
|Apr||Derek B||The Children Act||Ian McEwan|
|May||Sandra||The History of Bees||Maja Lund|
|June||Judith||Old Filfth||Jane Gardam|
|Jul (swapped from June)||Annie||The Mountain||Drusilla Modjeska|
|Aug||Gabrielle||Being Mortal||Atul Gawande|
|Oct||Jenny||Joy Luck Club||Amy Tan|
|Jan 2019||Diane Newcombe||TBD|
|Jan||Val||The Lost Child of Philomena Lee – Martin Sixsmith|
|Feb||Pat||Miss Garnet’s Angel- Salley Vickers|
|March||Derek||High Society – Ben Elton|
|April||Mike||Sun Storm – Åsa Larsonn|
|May||Annie||The Winter Rose – Jennifer Donnelly.|
|July||Jenny||Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky|
|Sep||Judith||Winter In Madrid – C.J.Sansom|
|Oct||Sandra||All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr|