April 2015’s choice is…

First published in 1905, The House of Mirth shocked the New York society it so deftly chronicles, portraying the moral, social, and economic restraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities. Lily Bart, beautiful, witty, and sophisticated, is accepted by “old money” and courted by the growing tribe of nouveaux riches. But as she nears 30, her foothold becomes precarious; a poor girl with expensive tastes, she needs a husband to preserve her social standing and to maintain her life in the luxury she has come to expect. While many have sought her, something—fastidiousness or integrity—prevents her from making a “suitable” match.

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Welcome…

Welcome to the Manchester Book Club website. Here you can find out all about the book group hosted by blogger and book lover Lucy of Literary Relish (that doesn’t mean you have to be a blogger or reviewer to join) with the aim to read and discuss all things bookish with some nibbles, a coffee or a glass of something. The Manchester Book Club meet on the first Tuesday of every month in a venue in the heart of the city.

To register your interest and find out the venue details please email bookclubmanchester@gmail.com