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Blackwell's Book Group

Blackwell's Book Group

Start/End Date(s)
13 December 2010




The Music Department, Blackwell Bookshop, 52-63 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS


Who says reading is a solitary pursuit? Not us! Come and join the Blackwell Book Group for lively, friendly book chatter. No previous experience required! We will meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books—fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary, prizewinners and cult heroes—in short, whatever you fancy!

Our current book  - The Fall by Simon Mawer

What is the book about?
Rob and Jamie are great friends from childhood. They have grown up together and become top climbers, but have since become estranged. Rob is nevertheless amazed and grief-stricken when he hears of Jamie's death after a fall on a relatively easy Welsh rockface. The past, though, hides the secret clues behind the tragedy. Layer by layer Simon Mawer peels back what happened, going not only into the friends' childhoods but that of their parents - who were also intimate. And there is no escaping that past - vividly imagined scenes in the London of the Blitz reveal how through two generations Rob and Jamie and their respective parents have been addicted - to desire and the heady dangers of climbing. Brilliantly structured as we move from past to present and back again, this novel will make Simon Mawer's literary reputation.
In the New Year  we are starting of with Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky on Monday 17th January 2011 at 6pm.

We offer 10 percent discount on the current book to Book Group members.

So join today! Just email your name and Address details to  events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk.

No Ticket Required


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