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Carlisle Reading Group

The Carlisle group usually meets at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month in Cakes and Ale Cafe. We have between 6 and 12 members of the group in attendance.

The next group will be at 7pm on Wednesday 30th November and we will be discussing Small Things Like These by Liz Hyder, which is available with 20% discount when you buy the book at Bookends.

If you’d like to join us at the book group, don’t be shy – just email Lucy, who usually leads the group, at

We look forward to seeing you!

It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him – and encounters the complicit silences of a people controlled by the Church.