Book Club

Due to popular demand there are now two book clubs.  They are both medium sized groups and members are all welcome to choose a book they believe would be interesting for the group to read and discuss. Please see the Book Club Programmes below. 

Book Club 1: Convenor: Marjorie Gee, 0161 670 3764 – email: 

Venue and Time: The Book Club 1 meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Walkden Gateway, 10am to 11am. For further information, please contact Marjorie.

Book Club 1 contributed to the Book Club programme on BBC Radio 4 with James Naughtie where they discussed Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg. The programme was broadcast on 1st October.

Book Club 2: Convenor: Diana Battersby – email:

Venue and Time: Book Club 2 meets every first Wednesday of the month between 12:00 and 13:00h at Walkden Gateway, following Book Club 1 and the Theatre Group. Book Club 2 programme is listed below the Club 1 programme   For further information, please contact Diana.

Please see the Book Clubs 1 & 2 Programmes below:

Book Club 1 Programme 2019
Date Book And Author
02 January “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig
06 February “The House” by Simon Lelic
06 March “Need to Know” by Karen Cleveland
03 April “The Sealwomans Gift” by Sally Magnusson
01 May “The Silent Companions” by Laura Purcell
05 June “Villette” by Charlotte Bronte
03 July “Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jewell
07 August ” House Rules” by Jodi Picoult
04 September “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje
02 October “Pale Rider” by Laura Spinney
06 November “The Man I Think I Know” by Mike Gayle
04 December “Seven Days of us” by Francesca Hornak

Book Club 1 Score Sheet April 2019

Book Club 2 Programme 2019
Date Book And Author
02 January “Never let me go” by Kazuo Ishiguro
06 February “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” by Gail Honeyman
06 March “Snap” by Belinda Bauer
03 April “The Spinning Heart” by Donal Ryan
01 May “Slow Horses” by Mick Herron
05 June “The Coroner’s Lunch: Dr Siri series” by Colin Cotterill
03 July “Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored”  by Philippe Georget
07 August “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel” by Taylor Jenkins Reid
04 September “In the days of rain” by Rebecca Stott
02 October “Holy Island: DCI Ryan mystery” by L J Ross
06 November “600 hours of Edward” by Craig Lancaster
04 December “The sense of an ending” by Julian Barnes


2018 Book Club Programme