Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Thursday 17 April 2014

Wivenhoe Bookshop Reading Group at The Bake House


From January 2014 we’re delighted to be dining at ‘The Bake House’ Wivenhoe, and we look forward to seeing you there for our first meeting of the year.

We look forward to enjoying the fine menus on offer at the Bakehouse.

How To Join Us

To join us simply provide us with your email address, and we’ll let you know the monthly book choice. We’ll also email you the menus for the dinner meeting. All you need to do is read the book,  reply with your menu choices, and pop into the shop to pay before the meeting.

2014 datesJan 22nd, Feb 26th, Apr 2nd, May 7th, Jun 11th, July 16th, Sept 24th, Oct 22nd, Nov 26th

N.B. Payment must be received by the Saturday before each meeting, and cash is preferable, as card payment attracts a transaction fee of 50p.

The requirements of the restaurant mean that should you need to cancel we are unable to refund payment unless a minimum of 48 hours notice is given by calling 01206 824050.

We will meet on Wednesday 7th May to discuss Sara Maitland’s Gossip From the Forest.

Menu for 7th May 2014 7.00pm dinner (2 courses + glass of wine £14.95)

Main Course

Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad – bacon, anchovies, boiled free-range egg, garlic croutons, Parmesan and Romaine lettuce

Escalope of Pork Saltimbocca with sage leaves, Parma ham, and a tomato, herb and black olive sauce

Butternut Squash Speltotto with rocket leaves and sweet potato crisps


Lemon Possett with raspberry coulis and shortbread

Chocolate Orange Torte with Mascarpone and passionfruit syrup

Mature Cheddar Cheese with onion chutney, pickles and crackers

Wine Choices

Colombard, La Lande, France

Merlot Rose, Casa de Rossa

Merlot/Grenache, La Lande, France

Soft Drink Choices

Sparkling Elderflower

Pomegranate & Elderflower

Copella Apple Juice

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

The Bake House – in their own words

The Bake House Restaurant is a small restaurant set near the waterfront of the historic port of Wivenhoe in Essex. With a capacity of 46 covers for dining or available for private parties, wedding receptions, christenings & business meetings, this Modern British restaurant will not disappoint.

Opening times:

Mondays – Closed./Tuesday – Saturday, Dinner served from 6.30pm./Sunday Lunch served 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Eat, Drink, and Talk About Books – Heaven!

How did it all begin? We started ten years ago with seven members and the idea of combining good food with book talk, and got together at a local restaurant for a meal and a glass of wine. The rest, as they say, is history . We now have 170 floating members who come when they choose – rather fortunately, they don’t all come every month!

We never have fewer than 25 per meeting on a Wednesday night, although we try to keep table numbers down to four so everyone has a good chance to put their views forward, and we seat people so that they meet someone new each time.

Many new friendships have been made - what better way to break the ice with a stranger than to have both read the same book and be eager to discuss it over a relaxing glass of wine?

Book choices during 2014

Gossip From the Forest                                     Sara Maitland

Life After Life                                                    Kate Atkinson

May We Be forgiven                                          A M Homes

The Ice Palace                                                     Tarjei Vesaas

Book choices during 2013

Never Mind                                                       Edward St Aubyn

The Woman who went to bed for a year     Sue Townsend

Ill Fares the Land                                              Tony Judt

Skios                                                                   Michael Frayn

Flight Behaviour                                               Barbara Kingsolver

NW                                                                     Zadie Smith

Silver Dark Sea                                                 Susan Fletcher

Yellow Birds                                                      Kevin Powers                

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