The Buns & Roses Book Club formed in 2010 and is open to everyone who enjoys a good read.

The group meets about once every two months on a Sunday afternoon at the Corner Cafe at Leeds City Museum from 2.30pm.  Books are chosen at least a month in advance to give you plenty of time to get a copy and get stuck in, however we don't mind if you haven't had chance to finish the book!

We are a very friendly book club - open to partners and friends of WI members and we don't mind if you haven't finished the book, have only seen a film version of it, have listened to audio version at double speed  or have just read a Wikipedia entry about it - come along and share your opinions or listen to those of others with the opportunity of sampling the delightful wares of the Museum Cafe should you feel like it.

Our next meeting is on Sunday 17th June  and we will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.    

 The overview below is from Goodreads.

“Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.”

 

It has also just been released at the cinema, if you would prefer to watch the film or want to compare the two. 
 

 If you have any book suggestions, please get in touch and let us know.