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Talking Tales Junior Book Club – October / November 2017

We are reading The Accidental Billionaire by Tom McLaughlin

Jasper Spam is mad about science, the problem is that all of his experiments tend to end in a BANG, until one day quite accidentally Jasper manages to invent something that will change the world forever . . .
One crazy experiment involving a shed, a mallet, and a poorly aimed laser beam results in Jasper’s cat Rover, becoming the world’s first talking cat. Finally an invention that works – the Cat Chat 2000! Soon people are handing over all of their cash to get a talking cat.
With his new found wealth Jasper can finally live the life he’s always dreamed of – buying a mansion, sports team, and producing a Hollywood blockbuster. But is there a huge price to pay for bringing talking cats to the world, and money won’t be able to solve the problem that the Cat Chat 2000 has caused.

Talking Tales will next meet on Wednesday 1st November at 4 – 5pm

New members please book your free place by calling into the shop, emailing us:, or phoning 0161 747 7442

Daytime Book Club – November 2017

We are currently reading Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for freedom, honest love – and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger.

To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband’s remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment’s joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him


We next meet on Thursday 9th November at 10.30am.

If you would like to join this or any of our book clubs, please call 0161 747 7442 or call in the shop Wed-Sat 9am-5.30pm.



Book Club 2 – October 2017

Book Club 2 are currently reading:  Dadland by Keggie Carew

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on
his wits and dazzling charm.  As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for.

Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself.  As a member of an elite SOE unit he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerrilla resistance in France, then Burma, in the Second World War.  But his wartime exploits are only the start of it…

The next meeting is on Monday 23rd October 2017 starting at 7.00pm

If you would like join this or one of the other book clubs at Urmston Bookshop give us a call on 0161 747 7442 or pop into the shop Wed-Sat,  9am – 5.30pm and sign up.  🙂



Book Club 1 – November 2017

Book Club 1 are currently reading:  A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest’s sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Seán Hemingway, A Moveable Feast also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son Jack and his first wife, Hadley.  Also included are irreverent portraits of other luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford, and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft.

Sure to excite critics and readers alike, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and enthusiasm that Hemingway himself experienced.  In the world of letters it is a unique insight into a great literary generation, by one of the best American writers of the twentieth century.

The next meeting will be on Monday 13th November 2017 starting at 7.00pm.

If you would like join this or one of the other book clubs at Urmston Bookshop give us a call on 0161 747 7442 or pop into the shop and sign up. 🙂