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New local book group with the aim of improving mental health
Posted by: Comeback Book Group 26 January, 2018 08:34

Hi all

Comeback Book Group's motto is "towards better mental health through reading and talking about books".

The Group aims to promote the therapeutic benefits of reading literary fiction for those who are experiencing/recovering from mental health issues, to encourage purposeful reading as a means of promoting discussion and sharing ideas and to give readers an opportunity to meet socially on a monthly basis to discuss the book of the month.

Membership is aimed at SE London residents who are experiencing, are recovering from or are recovered from/in remission from mental health issues.

We'll be meeting monthly in facilities kindly provided by Alleyn's School. The first of these will be held towards the end of March.

At that meeting we'll be discussing Muriel Spark's "The Ballad Of Peckham Rye". We've chosen this as our debut novel because it's set locally, because Spark would have been 100 in 2018 if she was still alive and - er - because it's a fine read which ought to give us plenty to discuss.

If you'd like to become a member of the Group, please contact us via the private messaging feature here, through email at comebackbookgroup@gmail.com or via our website [www.comebackbookgroup.wordpress.com]

Thank you.

Re: New local book group with the aim of improving mental health
Posted by: Comeback Book Group 26 February, 2018 07:30

Update.

Membership is now up to 11.

Please get in touch for further information and/or to join the Group.

Many thanks.

Re: New local book group with the aim of improving mental health
Posted by: Comeback Book Group 28 March, 2018 02:28

We held our first meeting last night. Five of us were able to make it and we had a very lively discussion about Muriel Spark's "The Ballad Of Peckham Rye".

We'd be very keen to welcome new members to our second meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 24th April, when we'll be discussing "Quarantine" by Jim Crace.

If you'd like to sign up, please get in touch through email comebackbookgroup@gmail.com or visit http://www.comebackbookgroup.wordpress.com for further information.



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