Next Meetup

Trowbridge Book Group | Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
All welcome - please make every effort to read the book before we meet. This will be a sociable evening where we can have a light-hearted discussion about a book read for enjoyment rather than an intellectual dissection of heavy-hitting literature. Hopefully this will introduce us all to some new authors and different genres than we might not normally read. Reading list for future meetings (date of meeting to be agreed nearer the time): August 2018 - TBC The blurb about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine ..... No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . The only way to survive is to open your heart. Our previous books: A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman No Safe House - Linwood Barclay The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh The Well - Catherine Chanter The Night Falling - Katherine Webb The Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson The Girl in the Red Coat - Kate Hamer The Quality of Silence - Rosamund Lupton The Versions of Us - Laura Barnett The Book of You - Claire Kendal Glow - Jessica Maria Tuccelli A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler Look Who's Back - Timur Vermes Early One Morning - Virginia Baily Because She Loves Me - Mark Edwards The Good Neighbour by A J Banner The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey Bryant & May: The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler What She Left by T R Richmond Spectacles by Sue Perkins The Weeping Girl by Hakan Nesser The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon Coffin Road by Peter May Line of Blood by Ben McPherson Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandell Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Disclaimer by Renee Knight Sky Burial by Xinran This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay


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What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in improving their life through social activities in and around the Wiltshire area.

The aim is to have a range of events and days out mainly around the Wiltshire towns and villages including walks, meals, live music, cinema or just meeting for coffee. It doesn't matter if you are single or a couple there will be events to suit all. We all like to meet new people with shared interests and the potential for new friendships to be formed, this is why I started this group.

"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met." William Butler Yeats

Now for the boring bit:

A joining fee of £10 is needed before membership is approved.

This is a one off payment, payable by bank transfer, the account details will be forwarded to you when you ask to join. It will only be used to pay meetup admin costs which are about £150 per year. If there is a large uptake of membership and we feel that there is a surplus of fees building up then we will look at subsidising an event for current members. The reason for a once only payment and not an annual fee is that the administrative burden of collecting fees annually would be too much. If this group closes you will be refunded surplus fees after all costs have been met on a pro-rata basis.

I will run a very simple Income and Expenditure account and all payments will be auditable. Accounts will be made available to anyone on request.

I'm sure that you will feel that this is a small cost compared to the benefits you'll receive from being a member of this group.

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