Sydenham book club needs new members

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JRobinson
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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by JRobinson » 12 Jan 2018 09:46

this month is different, we're meeting next Wednesday, Jan 17th, in The Dolphin (The Lion has live music that night) from 7.30pm.

open house - feel free to turn up. we will discuss Anthony Burgess - Any Old Iron.

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by OnCrestOfHill » 19 Jan 2018 17:06

Wondering what you might be reading for February. Wasn't able to make the January meeting but interested in the possibility in future if there was space still.

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by appletree » 20 Jan 2018 16:20

Thank you for posting information here rather than just PMing in response to queries. It is harder for people considering joining to find out anything about the group and what kind of books you read otherwise.

mikej
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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by mikej » 20 Jan 2018 16:43

February's book is Dead Babies by Martin Amis. As it happens, this is quite a short novel, less than 200 pages. Please read it and join us in the Golden Lion on Wednesday February 28, from about 7.30pm. We'll have the books on the table.

LauraKate
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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by LauraKate » 16 Feb 2018 10:06

I would be really interested in joining- are you still looking for new members?

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by buzzbee » 16 Feb 2018 12:16

I'm interested in joining too!

mikej
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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by mikej » 16 Feb 2018 21:27

Yes we would welcome both of you. Just come along on the 28 Feb at around 7.30 in the Golden Lion. But only if you've read this month's book, which is Dead Babies by Martin Amis. As it happens, this is quite a short novel, less than 200 pages.
You'll find us because the book will be on our table.

Mike

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by JRobinson » 19 Jul 2018 09:45

a bump to this thread as we've had a few people leave, so if anyone wants to join a friendly local book group please do turn up.
we meet once a month on the last Wednesday, from 7.30pm in The Golden Lion. This month (next week in fact) we will be discussing 'How To measure a Cow' by Margaret Forster.

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by Krander » 10 Aug 2018 13:01

Hello all,

Is there still space for new folk? Would love to join if so.

Ta!
K

mikej
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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by mikej » 10 Aug 2018 13:31

Definitely! If you can join us on Wednesday 29 August from about 7.30 in the Golden Lion, we'd be glad to see you. This month's book is "26A" by Diana Evans.

Mike

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by Krander » 11 Aug 2018 14:49

Thanks Mike! Shall try to make it!

Alice098
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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by Alice098 » 10 Nov 2019 18:28

Hello,

I'd love to join the book club - is there still space for new people?

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by mikej » 11 Nov 2019 11:02

Hi Alice,
Yes, definitely! Our next meeting is Wednesday 27th November at about 7.30/8.0 in the Golden Lion. We're reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. It's available in libraries and on Amazon second hand for not very much.
Will you be able to make that date?
Mike

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by Alice098 » 12 Nov 2019 18:56

Lovely. Yes I can make that date. See you then!

mikej
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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by mikej » 13 Nov 2019 10:45

we look forward to welcoming you, Alice!

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by El Cid » 13 Nov 2019 23:02

I'd also be interested in joining. But why not discuss some books by local authors, and maybe see if they can attend. There's a number of authors who live in Sydenham. I've discovered that we're a very arty area. Matthew Sweet, Helen Edwardson, and Greg Watts are some I know of. Perhaps Kirkdale bookshop could get involved,

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by mikej » 14 Nov 2019 08:38

I think the bookshop has its own book group in fact.
But yes join us if you'd like to!

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Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Post by thebookshop » 14 Nov 2019 15:25

El Cid wrote:
13 Nov 2019 23:02
I'd also be interested in joining. But why not discuss some books by local authors, and maybe see if they can attend. There's a number of authors who live in Sydenham. I've discovered that we're a very arty area. Matthew Sweet, Helen Edwardson, and Greg Watts are some I know of. Perhaps Kirkdale bookshop could get involved,
We run two in fact, including an LGBTQ+ book group and details can be foud on our website. We are also happy to supply the Sydenham Book Group with books should they need any, we can usually get books delivered for the next day.

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