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Book Club

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Venue: Create Place at 29 Old Ford Rd

6:30pm - 8:30pm | Free

The Book Club was established in 2010 to offer space to explore the pleasure and complexity of modern and contemporary fiction and meets on the third Monday of every month.

Throughout 2019, the club's guiding theme will be books in translation, taking a world tour through fiction in translation. For February, the book will be Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov.

From the blurb:

Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper. He longs to see his work published, yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life. But when he opens the newspaper to see his work in print for the first time, his pride swiftly turns to terror. He and Misha have been drawn into a trap from which there appears to be no escape.