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Books Over Brunch Subplot Event. Visit to Crystal Palace Based on the novel Ordinary People by Diana Evans. Meet at Crystal Palace station at 11am.

Special Event. The novel is set in Crystal Palace, for this event we’ll meet at the station and identify the places we want to visit in connection with the novel. South London, 2008. Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution. Melissa has a new baby and …

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Books over Brunch. Sunday 21st November, 2021. 11am. The Absolutist by John Boyne

September 1919:20 year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian’s brother Will during the Great War but in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has …

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Books Over Brunch the Subplot. 7th November. Persepolis.

Sunday 7th November, 11am 2021. Persepolis. A Graphic Novel by Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis is an autobiographical series of bande dessinées (French comics) by Marjane Satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran and Austria during and after the Islamic Revolution. The title Persepolis is a reference to the ancient capital …

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Books Over Brunch The Subplot. October 10th 11am. Theatre Freechoice.

Theatre : Freechoice – Choose any play and tells us about it at the next event. Choose a play that piques your interest, read and tell us about it at the next event. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/40-greatest-best-plays-ever-written-theatre-drama-scripts-shakespeare-a8778031.html https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/best-plays-of-all-time https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/books-over-brunch-the-subplot-sunday-october-10th11am-theatre-tickets-170677971407

Books Over Brunch : Sunday, 26th September, 11am. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen.

The novel shifts back and forth through the late 20th century, intermittently following spouses Alfred and Enid Lambert as they raise their children Gary, Chip, and Denise in the traditional Midwestern suburb of St. Jude, and the lives of each family member as the three children grow up, distancing themselves and living on the East …

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Books Over Brunch : Sunday, August 29th.11am. Adele by Leila Slimani.

An erotic and daring story – with electrically clear writing – this masterclass in wire-taut literary terror from the author of the chilling Lullaby will captivate readers with its exploration of addiction, sexuality, and one woman’s quest to feel alive. A respected journalist, she lives in a flawless Parisian apartment with her surgeon husband and …

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