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Forgotten Fiction: Rebel Girls - E.M.Delafield and Irene Nemirovsky

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Forgotten Fiction is a monthly bookclub where we travel back in time to rediscover 'lost' literary gems of the 20th Century. Each session is curated around a specific theme and features two books carefully chosen to provide the basis for our discussion. You can choose to read one/both/neither of the books OR you can search out your own 20th Century gem that fits the theme & bring it along to share with the group.

On April 25th we will discuss the theme 'Rebel Girls' featuring unforgettable women who chose to live life on their own terms. E.M Delafield is best known as the author of 'The Diary of a Provincial Lady' but 'Consequences' published in 1919 was her favourite. It is a deeply-felt, haunting exploration of the plight of young women given no opportunities in life but marriage and a scream of horror against the suffocating nature of Victorian values. Irene Nemirovsky is also best known for 'Suite Francaise' but 'Jezebel', published during the author's lifetime in 1936, was her 10th novel. The drama unfolds in a French courtroom where Gladys Eysenach stands trial for the murder of her much-younger lover. It is a story of mothers and daughters, desperation and vengeance, passion and obsession.

Our brand of discussion at Waterstones is always lighthearted, informal and strictly non-academic. Our journey will be fuelled by literary-inspired gin cocktails served in jam jars.

Numbers strictly limited. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8/£6 (students) and include gin cocktails.

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