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Tue, 23 Apr

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room2 Chiswick hometel

Book Club

Do you like reading and want to meet up to discuss books? Would you like to discover more LGBTQ+ books & authors? Then why not join our Book Club? This social evening will give you the opportunity to meet other book lovers and discuss what you liked, or disliked, about our book of the month.

Book Club
Book Club

Time & Location

23 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 21:30

room2 Chiswick hometel, 10 Windmill Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1SD, UK

About the event

Our April Book Club will be centred around Julia Armfields 'Our Wives Under The Sea, first published in 2023.

We will meet at Room 2 in Chiswick, and food and drinks are available to purchase.

We suggest that everyone who would like to join our Book Club on this date acquires the book (either electronic or physical, whichever you prefer), and comes prepared to talk about it. Even if you started reading but didn’t finish, you are still welcome to join, but please be aware that discussions can cover all aspects of the book, including the ending.

‘Our Wives Under The Sea’ Book description:

Winner of the Polari Prize 2023

Shortlisted for the Gordon Bowker Volcano Prize

‘A gothic fairy tale, sublime in its creepiness’ – Florence Welch

Our Wives Under The Sea is the haunting novel from Julia Armfiled, the critically acclaimed author of Salt Slow. It’s a story of falling in love, loss, grief, and what life there is in the deep, deep sea.

Miri thinks she has got her wife back, when Leah finally returns after a deep sea mission that ended in catastrophe. But It soon becomes clear that Leah may have come back wrong. Whatever happened in that vessel, whatever it was they were supposed to be studying before they were stranded on the ocean floor, Leah has carried part of it with her, onto dry land and into their home.

Memories of what they had before – the jokes they shared, the films they watched, all the small things that made Leah hers – only remind Miri of what she stands to lose. Living in the same space but suddenly separate, Miri comes to realize that the life that they had might be gone.

'A wonderful novel, deeply romantic and fabulously strange' – Sarah Waters, author of Ghost Wall

'Part bruisingly tender love story, part nerve-clanging submarine thriller' – The Times

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