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Book Club


  • 09 May, 13 June, 11 July 2018

Ticketing information

£5 payable on the night, RSVP to

Separate ticket

The book club is now entrenched in our monthly member event calendar and we have had some brilliant debates over the course of the year. We always welcome new members – even if you haven’t managed to read the book in question.

The meetings start at 18:30 and are held in the Weston room of the Clore Centre in the Barrack Block at Hampton Court Palace. Please email if you would like to be part of the group and receive updates and emails about the books we are discussing. Refreshments and nibbles are provided.

Future dates - 

09 May 2018 – Elizabeth Freemantle, The Girl in the Glass Tower (currently out in paperback)

13 June 2018 – Robyn Young, Sons of the Blood, New World Rising (currently out in paperback)

11 July 2018 – Daisy Goodwin, Fortune Hunter (currently out in paperback)

September 2018 – Ken Follett, A Column of Fire (currently out in paperback)

October 2018 – Morgan Ring, So High a Blood: The Life of Margaret, Countess of Lennox (currently out in paperback)

November 2018 – Alison Weir, Queens of the Conquest (out in paperback September 2018)

December 2018 – Nicola Tallis, Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester (out in paperback September 2018)

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