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Book Groups

Keep an eye our here for dates, times and next books for each of our book groups. Don’t forget to check out social media for updates too:

Wednesday Book Group

Date: Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 7:00 PM. Live in person from the bookshop and over Zoom!

Anxious People

by Fredrik Backman

It’s New Year’s Eve and House Tricks estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage. For Anna-Lena and Roger, busy buying-up apartments to fill the hole in their marriage, it’s something else to talk about. For Julia and Ro, panicky parents-to-be, it’s yet another worry.

Lonely bank manager Zara only came here for the view. While 87-year-old grandmother Estelle seems rather pleased by the company . .

. As the police gather outside, the anxious strangers huddled within try to make the best of a very sticky situation – but could it be that they have a whole lot more in common than meets the eye?

Our Children’s and Teen Book Groups are on Saturday, 2nd October in the bookshop! (zoom codes also available)

Young Bookworms (ages 6-9)

Date: Saturday, 2nd October from 2:00-2:40 pm

The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.: Basically Famous by Jen Carney

School just got INTERESTING. Not only is Billie’s class learning how to P.E.E.

in the classroom (don’t ask), they now have some very important contacts in the TV world. So as long as Janey McVey doesn’t keep doing the splits for attention, and Billie’s mums don’t keep distracting her with a huge secret thing they seem to be planning… well watch out, because it’s time for B.U.G.

to make it BIG!

High Rise Readers (ages 10-12)

Date: Saturday, 2nd October from 2:45-3:25 pm

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep by Philip Reeve

It was always at sundown they were seen. In that twilight hour, when the walls between the worlds grew thin, strange things might slip through the cracks. Sometimes then, so the stories went, enchanted islands would appear in the empty ocean to the west of Wildsea.

When Utterly Dark was a baby, she was washed up on the shores of the Autumn Isles and taken in by the Watcher of Wildsea. But everything changes when her guardian suddenly drowns. Now who will keep the Watch, and make sure Wildsea stays safe from the strange forces teeming in the deep ocean around them?

YA Lit Club (ages 13+)

Date: Saturday 2nd October, 3:30-4:10 pm

The Edelweiss Pirates by Dirk Reinhardt

When sixteen-year-old Daniel befriends Josef Gerlach, he feels the old man is haunted by a secret from his past. Sure enough when Josef gives him his teenage diary to read, Daniel discovers a shocking story of rebellion and struggle. The diary tells how Josef left the Hitler Youth for a gang called The Edelweiss Pirates.

Their uniform: long hair and cool clothes. Their motto: freedom! At first the Pirates are only interested in hanging out and having a good time, but as the situation in Nazi Germany gets worse, they start to plan dangerous missions against Hitler’s regime-soon they are fighting for their lives.

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