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Bookgroup Info is taking some time off while the site is being redeveloped, and we won't be updating reviews or sending a newsletter for the time being. You can, however, still register your group on the directory and check out the festivals and events and independent bookshops in your area. We'll be back with you soon.

The Humans

Book of the Month

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

"Completely beside themselves is the 'strangely illuminating phrase' Rosemary's mother uses about her daughters playing in the snow. Illuminating because, apart from describing their uncontrollable excitement, it also throws light on the extraordinary bond which can exist between sisters, and in this instance, between Rosemary and Fern...."

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Book Group Directory

If you want to join a book group, reading group or book club, we have a directory of local reading groups where you can find a book club.Map of the World

Find a bookgroup in your area and see
what's happening in your town.

The bbookgroup directory lists reading
groups across the country and gives
details of local literary festivals and independent book shops.

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Death in Pont-Aven Jean-Luc Bannalec

Guernica Dave Boling







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