17:30- 19:00 Tuesday 29 November
The Book Club committee has indulged a lot in a selection of Booker prize-shortlisted books for their meets this year. They have had some great reads like The Promise, The Fortune Men and many more.
For the last Book Club event of the year, the committee is planning to endeavour to a fresh genre by opting for the Sunday Times Number One Bestseller The Women of Troy by Pat Baker.
It is a historical fiction war story, a sequel to Pat Baker’s previous book The Silence of the Girls.
A daring and timely feminist retelling of The Iliad from the perspective of the women of Troy who endured it—an extraordinary follow-up to The Silence of the Girls from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Regeneration Trilogy.
Troy has fallen and the victorious Greeks are eager to return home with the spoils of an endless war—including the women of Troy themselves. They await a fair wind for the Aegean.
It does not come, because the gods are offended. The body of King Priam lies unburied and desecrated, and so the victors remain in suspension, camped in the shadows of the city they destroyed as the coalition that held them together begins to unravel. Old feuds resurface and new suspicions and rivalries begin to fester.
Furthermore, we are thrilled to announce that this Book Club event will be held at the Club instead of an online zoom meeting, as our Book Club Members have decided to move to a mixture of Online and In-person events.
Please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.