Cherwell & Avon Book Group

Three of our OUSoc Bristol and Bath members have set up the Cherwell & Avon Book Group. We aim to keep meeting every third Sunday after that, and will rotate the book choices among the group.

Unless indicated otherwise, the meetings take place at the Widcombe Social Club (bottom of Widcombe Hill).  There is parking on nearby roads for free on Sundays.

Meeting in October 2017

Date and time: Sunday, 15 October, 5.30–7.30pm
Book: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Meeting in September 2017

Date and time: Sunday, 17 September, 5.30–7.30pm
Book: “A Country Road, A Tree” by Jo Baker

Meeting in June

Date and time: Sunday, 18 June, 5.30–7.30pm
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA
Book: Margaret Atwood, "Hag-Seed"

Meeting in May

Date and time: Sunday, 21 May, 5.30–7.30pm
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA
Book: Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, "The Reader on the 6.27"

It would be great to meet some of you at these groups, to share our love of books and recover from the weekend (or brace yourself for the week ahead) over a glass of wine!

If you would like to join us please let us know so we have an idea of numbers, by emailing annasabine-newlyn@mpc.email.

Many thanks,
Anna (Wadham, 98-01),
James (Kellogg, 2012-14), and
Deborah (Worcester, 81-84)

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