Next Meetup

Discuss The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
Synopsis: 1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something. When Grace Carrow, an Oxford physicist, unwittingly interferes, Thaniel is torn between opposing loyalties. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond. Blending historical events with dazzling flights of fancy, it opens doors to a strange and magical past. Kindle £5.75, Paperback £5.03 (Amazon) As usual we will meet at 19:30 at the Gorringe Park for a quick drink and then we will go upstairs at 20:00 to discuss the book. The cost of the meetup is £1.00. Looking forward to seeing you there! Imogen & Sarah

The Gorringe Park

29 London Road Tooting · London, SW17 9HW

What we're about

Welcome to Tooting Book Club!
We are a friendly book group which meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Gorringe Park pub in Tooting. We read a range of books which are chosen by the members each month. Look at our past meetups to find out what we have previously read.
A typical meetup will be meeting at 7:30 for a drink, a quick catch up and to welcome new members. Then at around 8 we discuss the book for an hour or so. We score the book out of 10 before and after our discussion to see if we have been swayed in our opinion either way! After we have finished talking we have a short break to grab another drink and then we vote for the next book choice.
We take our vote for the next book from a list of suggestions. Anyone at the meetup can put forward a book to go on the list. Have a look at the meet up entitled book list to see our current list. We try not to choose anything that is too long or expensive to buy and we make choices three months in advance so that people have plenty of time to get the book and read it.
To cover the costs of the meetup membership we charge £1 to attend the group.
We hope to see you at an upcoming meetup. Please feel free to message us if you have any questions!
Wendy, Ben and Imogen

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