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Stilettos Book Club - Worcester

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Boston Tea Party

18 Broad Street

Worcester

WR1 3NF

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Stilettos Network would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon of good company, good coffee and a piece of cake whilst we discuss our current read.

For our next Book Club to be held in Worcester, our group decided on "The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower."

"One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on….and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer their lives on a dangerous new course.

What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?"

'A cracking historical novel - with a twinge of the surreal - about passion and obsession' The Times

If you've never been to Book Club, or don't seem to find the time to read, Stilettos Book Club's are perfect for you. It's very relaxed and everyone is welcome (yes - men too!), even if they haven't quite managed to read the book. We try to keep group numbers small, and we welcome someone new at every meeting, so no need to be nervous. Here is the lowdown..."

What is Book Club?

We are all given 4-6 weeks to read the same book. We then all come together to share our thoughts. You just have to register your attendance via the Eventbrite website and come along on the day. Gemma at the Commandery will be on hand to supply endless cups of tea and a piece of cake if you desire.

Why?

Reading is great exercise for the mind, and although we are all mega busy, reading a book forces us to take time out for ourselves. It's also a great chance to meet new people and make new friends.

Which book?

There is much head-scratching which goes into choosing the book, however, our experience of Book Club is that the books that have been enjoyed the most are the ones chosen by the group, and this is what will happen going forward.




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