Exciting news from Leilah about this week’s book club…
“I’m excited to tell you that we will have a very special guest joining us at our book club on 20th May. Author Piu Marie Eatwell (author of ‘They Eat Horses, Don’t They? The Truth About the French’) is in the area and has kindly agreed to join us to talk about her writing, and will also be introducing us to her latest book on Welbeck Abbey and the mysterious fifth Duke of Portland, ‘The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse’.
It’s a gripping new Victorian mystery thriller, and though it is a factual account of the case of the fifth Duke of Portland, it is also a complex murder mystery set against a backdrop of Victorian Nottingham which reads very much like fiction.
In it, the dead Duke’s coffin is found empty and in discovering the truths behind the mystery, the reader finds themselves thoroughly gripped as remarkable incidents unravel… This is the book that will appeal to fans of ‘The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher’
The format of the book club will not change, so I don’t want anyone to feel that I’m dictating your choice here, and so I am purposely leaving the title out of the selection pile.
It will, however, be classed as a legitimate option for discussion at the next meeting should you prefer it to the any of the optioned four! I can still offer the extra pound off for book club members, so the title would be yours on the evening for £7.99 if you’d like it.
The title is intended for a focused display in-store, but by stealing Piu away into our book club, you lot will get first dibs on the signed stock that she’s leaving for us, and can also obviously request dedications.
Because we’ve got a special visitor and a fantastic opportunity to pick the brains of a successful writer, I’m going to open up the evening to anyone who might like to join us, and so will advertise this evening as an ‘open night’ book club. Feel free to drag your friends along!
Costa will again be kindly staying open late for us to grab drinks and cake.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch!”