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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 March, the book will be The Lady and the Little Fox Fur by Voilet LeDuc.

From the blurb:

An old woman lives alone in a tiny attic flat in Paris, counting out coffee beans every morning beneath the roar of the overhead metro. Starving, she spends her days walking around the city, each step a bid for recognition of her own existence. She rides crowded metro carriages to feel the warmth of other bodies, and watches the hot batter of pancakes drip from the hands of street-sellers.

One morning she awakes with an urgent need to taste an orange; but when she rummages in the bins she finds instead a discarded fox fur scarf. The little fox fur becomes the key to her salvation, the friend who changes her lonely existence into a playful world of her own invention.