We know that reading is one activity our members are doing more of this year, and in our quest to offer our members our insider access and experiences tailored to their interests, we are excited to announce the launch of our Book Club. Our members will have the chance to engage with award-winning authors in a series of complimentary concierge-exclusive events and to celebrate, we’re gifting our members a complimentary book of their choice from our book-club event line-up.
Every month, starting in September, our Book Club will host live, virtual discussions with notable and prizewinning authors, covering enthralling works of non-fiction and fiction alike. One of our debut events will feature Bernardine Evaristo, winner of the 2019 Booker Prize for Girl, Woman, Other, which also scooped Fiction Book of the Year at the 2020 British Book Awards.
In later events, our members will have the chance to join a conversation about The Good Immigrant between Nikesh Shukla and Hari Kunzru, hear the award-winning writer Helon Habila talk about his latest book, Travellers, and ask Ben Macintyre about the spy exploits of Agent Sonya.
These virtual events are complimentary for our members, and members can attend as many as they like and invite their guests. Members will also be able submit a question for discussion beforehand or ask during the event itself.
September Book Club Line Up
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Bernardine Evaristo’s exceptional, multi-prizewinning book has been a publishing sensation. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the 20th century to the teens of the 21st, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of 12 characters on their personal journeys through the country and the last 100 years. Members will be swept along by the poetic narrative that gives voice to a rich, diverse and authentic experience of Britain.
Rodham: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
How might things have turned out for Hillary, Bill, for America and for the world itself if Hillary Rodham had turned down Bill Clinton’s marriage proposal? This is the fascinating scenario explored by Curtis Sittenfeld in her latest novel, already a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Weaving a riveting fictional tale into actual historical events, Sittenfeld delivers an astute and witty novel exploring the implications for one woman of winning and exercising political power in a world still run, for the most part, by men.
All That Remains: A Life in Death by Sue Black
In this gripping book, Professor Sue Black, world-leading forensic anthropologist and crime writer Val McDermid’s go-to expert, uses key cases to explore how forensic science has developed. Moving, engrossing and mixing tragedy with humour in the best traditions of crime, this book was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for non-fiction in 2019. During this event, Black will also be happy to answer questions about her new book, Written in Bone: Hidden Stories in What We Leave Behind, which is set to be published on 3 September 2020.
Book Club is just one innovative new way Ten Lifestyle Group are supporting members during the COVID-19 pandemic. To find other ways we are supporting our members, click here.