Thursday, 2 June 2011

The first meeting of the Cupcake Book Club

The first meeting of the Cupcake Book Club took place at the Spring Close Tavern at 7.30pm on Tuesday 31 May 2011 and proved to be a huge success as a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all involved.

Local residents met together in cosy and pleasant surroundings to discuss books, good and bad and many, many other subjects and to socialise with their friends and neighbours.

Delicious home made cakes were on offer provided by the members themselves and as well as the usual wide array of drinks normally available in a well run pub, including hand drawn specialist ales, tea and coffee flowed freely for those who preferred that.

Asghar Khan, our newest local Labour councillor, popped in to wish the members of the club every success and to offer his support for this much needed local initiative, he also enjoyed the cakes on offer.

The first book which had been chosen was The Queen and I by Sue Townsend and this book received a mixed reception, some of the people loved it and some loathed it which was only to be expected with such a varied group of residents we suppose but it certainly led to a lively, interesting and thoroughly friendly discussion.

The next book to be read, Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, was chosen by Brian one of the members who recommended it to us all so we are all going to read it and share our views of the book at the next meeting of the Club at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5 July 2011 at the Spring Close Tavern.

We look forward to welcoming many new members in the future and to making this an enjoyable and convivial evening for people who share many different tastes but who like to meet and talk to each other and share their thoughts on books they have read or anything else that comes up so please accept our invitation to come along and enjoy yourselves with other like minded souls.


  1. Well i have to say i had a wonderful time. The pics were take at the begininning of the evening but in all we had THIRTEEN people turn up.

    Mike the landlord was amazing and made us very welcome indeed, everybody contributed to the discussions and a book reading list was agreed.

    A nice night all in all - and who would ever had thought they would see me drinking coffee in a pub? Although i confess i had a gin afterwards.

    Sarah C

  2. I will try to send my pet 2-foots to the next one (if I can get them off their fat lazy backsides)

    Admiral Sir Cedric Rex

  3. I have just ordered the new book - nearly 400 pages, i hope i can read it all in time for the 5th July!

  4. I too have ordered this book and am looking forward to trying something different, this is an author I have never considered reading before

  5. Had a lovely time! Who would have thought, a book club in Richmond Hill!! It seems, everything is possible if you put your mind to it!!