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 15th April  and we will be discussing Rebel Girls: Their Fight for the Vote by Jill Liddington. 


As 2018 marks the centenary of women winning the right to vote, we thought we would choose a book that covered that era and the suffrage movement. Jill's book looks at what was happening across  Yorkshire at that time so it jumped out as the obvious choice. 

 The overview below is from Goodreads.

"Rejecting the deadening conventions of their Victorian elders, the rebel girls demanded new freedoms and new rights. They took their suffrage message out to the remotest Yorkshire dales and fishing harbours, to win Edwardian hearts and minds. 16-year-old Huddersfield weaver Dora Thewlis on arrest was catapulted onto the tabloid front-pages as 'Baby Suffragette'. Her life was transformed. Dancer Lilian Lenton waited till her twenty-first birthday - then determined to burn two buildings a week until the Liberal government granted women the vote. Rebel Girls shows how this daring campaigning shifted from community suffragettes to militant mavericks." 

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