Join us for book club in June 2023!
We will be reading Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott in June.
We will be meeting at The Hare and Hounds in East Sheen on Tuesday 27th June at 5.30pm
To reserve your place purchase a book in store or here on our website. Simply add this ticket to your basket and we will reserve your place. You will recieve a copy of the book at a 10% discount!
Please choose either Click and Collect (from The Sheen Bookshop) or Home Delivery to recieve your book - either way you will be added to the reservation list!
Get reading the book over the course of June and then join us on Tuesday 27th at 5.30pm to join in the group discussion!
The address for the meeting point at the Hare and Hounds is: 214-216 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, London, SW14 8AH
18+ for bookclub members
We would absolutely love to see you there, everyone is welcome!
Why should you join bookclub?
- To meet other book lovers in the community
- To join in the lively discussion about our book picks
- To get recommendations from your local bookshop
- To read the latest exciting fiction titles
About Dark Earth:
'Superb ... radically new and beautiful' Observer 'Magical and evocative' Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock 'Heartachingly poignant' Lucy Holland, author of Sistersong 'An ancient tapestry of legend brilliantly rewoven' Francis Spufford, author of Light Perpetual The new novel from the Costa-Award winning author of In The Days of Rain.
AD 500. An island in the Thames. Isla has a secret: she has learned her father's sophisticated sword-making skills at a time when even entering a forge is forbidden to women.
Her sister, Blue, has a secret, too: at low tide on the night of each new moon, she visits the bones of the mud woman, drowned by the elders of her tribe who wanted to make a lesson of someone who wouldn't hold her tongue. When the local Seax overlord discovers Isla's secret there is nowhere for the sisters to hide, except across the water to the walled ghost city, Londinium. Here Blue and Isla find sanctuary in an underworld community of squatters, emigrants, travellers and looters, led by the mysterious Crowther, living in an abandoned brothel and bathhouse.
But trouble pursues them even into the haunted city. Dark Earth takes us back to the very founding of Britain to explore the experience of women trying to find kin in a world ruled by blood ties, feuds and men in quest of a nation.'
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