– Poppy Loves Book Club –
Your local book club & online book club
all in one

Poppy Loves Book Club

Join women around the world, all reading the same book at the same time

Something amazing happens when women get together… there’s a magic. A comfort. New friendships are born, new strengths are found and wonderful new, treasured communities are formed…

Poppy Loves Book Club sees women all over the world reading the same book at the same time and then coming online together on Facebook, with the author, to discuss it.

Poppy Loves Book Club is your online book club and your local book club, all in one.

Find out more at www.poppylovesbookclub.com



Poppy Loves Book Club in Notting Hill

Poppy Loves Book Club in Notting Hill



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James Benmore - Dodger

James Benmore, author of ‘Dodger’ getting into character at Poppy Loves Book Club!

Poppy Loves Book Club

33 thoughts on “– Poppy Loves Book Club –
Your local book club & online book club
all in one

  1. Poppy your website is just gorgeous. Thank you for your book recommendations! I had an accident last month and came across your twitter feed on The Rosie Project so read it! Unfortunately I missed your online discussion but I’ll start with the new one! Such a great idea. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much Christine, so sorry to hear of your accident but I hope you are now on the mend and enjoying our latest book! Poppy x

  2. Hi, I cannot seem to open the link giving more info about the Southend-on-Sea bookclub. Would you please be able to e-mail whether this is still running and the dates, time and venue please…thank you

  3. Hi Poppy,

    I am one of Janes bool clubbers and have moved to the North Island in New Zealand, to Wellington. I have a group of ladies that would like to start a club here! Could you email me if this is possible.

    Thank you!


  4. Hi Poppy – I contacted you about setting up another book club in Notting hill or neighbouring areas. Could you please send me the details on how to go about this?

    Many thanks,

  5. This website is a bit hard to read. May I suggest that you try a new font, make larger lettering or darken the font.

  6. poppy, just wondering is your Edinburgh group still active? If not/also, I would be interested in Captaining one in Fife, where I live and teach Full a Time.
    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    Jane Anne

  7. Hello,

    If any of your members like travel books, I have just started to publish a whole series of them on Ebay.

    About me:

    I was born in Liverpool in 1955. I only had a few years of formal education at Infants School and Secondary School before dropping out of education at the age of 12. After that, I learned at home, mostly through reading, watching television, and from about 1973 onwards, through the use of public libraries.

    After ten years out of the formal school and work system, I returned to employment between 1977 and 1979, eventually working as a messenger, then as a clerical officer for Local Government. I returned to education in 1983, and went on to obtain various Public Administration qualifications. I briefly trained and worked in business advice between 2000 and 2002. From 2003 to 2011, I was a refugee support worker. After being made redundant due to Government cuts in 2011, I began to retrain as an electrician and renewable energy installer.

    I am a bit of a lone adventurer when it comes to travelling. I am used to being on my own; I was an only child, no siblings, and because I spent most of my life with my Parents, I never married nor had children. I made my first solo trip abroad, to see the Barcelona Olympics, in 1992.

    I lived with my elderly Father until he died in 1997, and since 2001, I have made many more solo trips abroad.

    In the Diaries of My Lone Travels series, I tell the stories of my trips, many of which have had a particular theme based on my lifelong loves and interests:

    • A love of the Olympics inspired my trips to the Barcelona 1992 and Athens 2004 Games;

    • An interest in the civilisations of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt inspired my Greek, Italian and Egyptian holidays in 2003, 2004 and 2005;

    • Romance inspired my 2006 trip to see actress Grace Kelly’s old haunts on the French Riviera;

    • A fascination with volcanoes inspired my visits to Santorini, Greece, in 2003, Mount Vesuvius, Italy in 2004, Mount Etna, Sicily in 2007 and Popocatepetl, Mexico in 2011;

    • Wanting to witness an historic event inspired my trip to the U.S.A. for the Barrack Obama election in 2008;

    • A fascination with the Universe and space exploration inspired my trip to the Kennedy Space Centre on the 40th anniversary of the moon landings in 2009;

    • A fascination with the pre-Columbian civilisations of the Mayas and Aztecs inspired my trip to Mexico in 2011.

    As well as containing little anecdotes about my travelling experiences and the people I have encountered, I try to provide some useful tips and information for other solo travellers, and indeed travellers in general, about such things as transport, how to get to see the sights and what to be aware of in the places that I have been to.

    The My Lone Travels series

    No. 1, Barcelona 1992, My Unforgettable First Trip Abroad

    No. 2, Barcelona 2001, The Return

    No. 3, France, Winter Trip, 2001 – 02, Paris and Versailles

    No. 4, Belgium, Winter Trip, 2002 – 03, Brussels and Bruges

    No. 5, Greece 2003, Athens, Santorini and Crete

    No. 6, Germany, Winter Trip, 2003 – 04, Cologne, Berlin and Munich

    No. 7, Italy 2004, Rome and Naples

    No. 8, Munich, Summer 2004

    No. 9, Athens 2004, Reliving A Dream – Return to the Olympics

    No. 10, Austria Winter Trip, 2004 – 05, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Vienna

    No. 11, Egypt 2005, 50th Birthday Trip

    No. 12, Netherlands 2005-2006, Winter Trip, Amsterdam, Madurodam and Delft

    No. 13, French Riviera Summer 2006, The Romantic Grace Kelly Holiday, Nice and Monaco

    No. 14, Spain, Winter Trip, 2006-2007, Madrid Toledo and Avila

    No. 15, Spain and Italy, Summer 2007

    No. 16, Ireland Winter Trip, 2007 – 08, Dublin, Newgrange and Glendalough

    No. 17, Monaco Grand Prix 2008

    No. 18, USA 2008, The Obama Trip

    No. 19, Berlin Summer 2009, World Athletics Championships

    No 20. Florida 2009, 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

    No. 21, Luxembourg Winter Trip, 2010, Winter Wonderland

    No. 22, Mexico 2011

    No. 23, France 2015, Marseilles and Nimes, 60th Birthday Holiday

    All soon to be available on Ebay as PDFs and Lulu or Blurb as paperbacks

    Also, currently (2016) in preparation:

    From Infancy to Maturity – The Past, Present and Future of Humankind

    A message of hope and optimism for the future at a time of conflict,
    fear and uncertainty

    In this book, I predict the salvation of humankind – but not a simplistic ‘quick-fix’ salvation, not one that will happen because of the return of a prophet, or because of a great revolution, but one that will happen slowly and steadily because of a growth in collective human maturity. I predict within a couple of hundred years, borders will eventually disappear, that the world will be united as a single global community, that people will eventually govern themselves with local, regional and global councils, that religions will eventually die out, that humans will gradually move by common consent towards sharing all of their wealth and resources, and that with conflict over land, resources and ideologies gone, humans will finally be able to achieve their full potential as a species.

    Muslims – The West’s new Yellow Peril

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people in the west were gripped with an obsessive and totally groundless fear about Far Eastern peoples ‘threatening’ Western Civilisation and values. The peoples of the Far Fast, particularly of China and Japan, were described as the “Yellow Peril”. Looking at the tide of hate and fear against Muslims that has grown in the west since 2001, I can see striking similarities between Islamophobia and the “Yellow Peril”. In this book I compare the two, and look at possible ways forward, to address the fears of many westerners and to help Islam constructively address some of its own current issues.

    Electricity and Electrical Work explained in plain English

    I have been studying to become an electrician and renewable energy specialist since 2011. In the early days, I found alternating current, three phase electricity, earth fault loop impedance, etc. difficult to grasp. In this book, I attempt to explain electricity and electrical work in a way that I wish it had been explained to me in the early days of my study, in the clearest and plainest English possible taking account of its technical nature.

    David Sakho, author

  8. Great reading inspiration on here! I have just started blogging at @Londonlawandmore and wanted to find some good holiday reading materials. I found that and more- absolutely love this blog and now I am a follower I will regularly be kept updated. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi Poppy,

    I am a Casting Director working on a Christmas online commercial for a leading British supermarket where we are casting a London based women aged 27-40 to host a filmed Christmas gathering with some of her friends.

    I think that you may have some ladies at your club that fit the brief perfectly and I was wandering if there was an email that I might be able to send some information to. It’s going to be a really fun paid Christmas project.

    You can see other projects that I have worked at at marthastewartcasting.co.uk.

    Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

    07535 526431

  10. Hi Poppy,

    I’ve just moved to Notting hill and would love to join one of your book clubs.
    I was wondering if there is still a book club in Notting hill as it is not listed in the ‘Locations’ part of the site?
    I see there is one in finsbury park but as I’d seen a photo of your ‘Notting Hill book club’ I thought that maybe there was one here.

    Megan x

  11. Hi Poppy, I e-mailed about 2 months ago about joining a book club in Notting Hill.. I’d still really love to join, just need a list of locations. Any news about when with will be online??

    Megan x

    1. Hello Megan, there is now another group in Notting Hill which is an open one. You can find me on fb if you are still interested.

  12. Hello Poppy, There is a Virginia Woolf exhibition and talk (at 3pm each day) at Hepsibah Gallery, 112 Brackenbury Road, London W6 from 19th to 25th November. Thought it might interest your members.
    Thanks. Meirion

  13. Hi there,
    I love books and I was wondering if you could also give me some tips on how to write a successful blog?

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