The Fireside Book Group

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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.

MonthProposerTitleAuthor
January 20AnnieWhere The Crawdads SingDelia Owens
February 20JudithI Heard the Owl Call My NameMargaret Craven
March 20DerekOutlineRachel Cusk
April 20*** COVID BREAK ***
May 20SteveA Gesture LifeChang-Rae Lee
June 20Cat/ChrisInfidelAyaan Hirsi Ali
July 20KateLittle Fires EverywhereCeleste Ng
August 20MikeGhost WallSarah Moss
September 20JackieThe Strength of EggshellsKirsty Powell
October 20Sandra40 AutumnsNina Willner
November 20Bryan
December 20Diane
January 21ValThe Salt PathRaynor Winn

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