Thursday 14th October at 2pm – United Reform Church, Mere, BA12 6DD – Tickets £9

Again this year we’ll be hosting a ‘Book Club’ event. This will give you a chance to discuss and debate with the author, the questions that arise from the book – This Lovely City.

A soaring debut set in London in the aftermath of the Second World War, This Lovely City charts the course of a jazz musician newly arrived in London on the Empire Windrush, and the opportunity, excitement, prejudice and love he finds in the dizzying metropolis.
The drinks are flowing.The music is playing.But the party can’t last.
Atmospheric, poignant and compelling, Louise Hare’s debut shows that new arrivals have always been the prime suspects. But, also, that there is always hope.

This Lovely City (HQ) was on the shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2021, and a book choice on the BBC2 programme ‘Between the Covers’.

We hope you will read this book prior to the event, either as an individual or as part of a Book Club group.  This discussion is definitely open to all.

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