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Tue, 16 Jan

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room2 Chiswick hometel

WLQP 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.

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WLQP Book Club
WLQP Book Club

Time & Location

16 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 21:30

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

About the event

Our January Book Club will be centred around Henry Fry’s ‘First Time For Everything’, first published in 2022.

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.

‘First Time For Everything’ Book description:

Danny Scudd is absolutely fine.

At twenty-seven his life isn't exactly awful - he's escaped his parents' tiny fish and chip shop for a 'proper' writing job in London, his beloved collection of house plants are thriving and he's just celebrated his first anniversary with his boyfriend Tobbs.

But Danny's life is thrown into chaos when he discovers at an STI clinic that Tobbs might be cheating on him. And then he ­- and his plants - are unceremoniously evicted from his London flat. So, he's forced to move in with his best friend Jacob, a flamboyant non-binary artiste who Danny's known since childhood, and their eccentric group of friends in East London.

For the first time, and with the help of his inscrutable therapist and colourful new housemates, Danny realises how little he knows about himself - and slowly starts to question whether he is fine after all...

An honest, hilarious and wickedly smart drama comedy about a young, shy, gay man who's made it through life by not really interacting with his sexuality.

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