booksBook Club members enjoyed their ‘Poetry and Prosecco’ session last month.    A wide range of thought provoking and amusing poetry was chosen, such as ‘Glad of These Times’ by Helen Dunsmore; ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost; ‘Sardines’ by Frank O’ Hara; and last, but not least, ‘I’m Going to Kill My Husband’ by Pam Ayres!!!

The next two meetings and book choices are as follows:

Mon 19 Mar at 8 pm

 ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman’s bestselling debut novel.


 “Eleanor leads a simple life, wears the same clothes, eats the same meal every day, and buys the same 2 bottles of vodka each weekend ….!”


Mon 16 Apr at 8 pm

 ‘Red Sparrow’

Jason Matthews’ espionage thriller.

“Dominka is fresh out of Sparrow School, where Russian agents are taught the art of espionage seduction.”

Recently released as a major film starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Meetings held at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough.  New members/occasional members always welcome

Contact Valerie Hitchcox:


‘Cocoa Amore’ evening

In spite of the snow, many members still ventured out for our chocolate evening on 28th February 2018, led by the award winning chocolatier, ‘Cocoa Amore’.   

W20180228_194620e were first given an interesting talk on the origin and history of cocoa, with plenty of samples being passed round – first cocoa pods and cocoa nibs, then chocolate of different flavour intensities – white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, up to 100%!


Then it was members’ turn to have a go at truffle making.   Here’s some eager members raring to go!





Plenty of rolling and squidging of chocolate ganache went on, with everyone managing to make a bag of truffles to take home with them.


We are sorry some of our members didn’t make it to this session last Wednesday because of the awful weather.    Unfortunately, we didn’t save you any of these delicious chocolates ……….!!!!

However, ‘Cocoa Amore’ are now based in Market Harborough at 10 Church Street and also at 34 Silver Street, Leicester.   Check them out at :