The Lightbox Book Group


Announcing the brand new Lightbox Book Group!

After the great success of the popular first Lightbox Literary Festival in April 2017, we felt inspired to offer something more for our book-loving visitors. So starting in August 2017, our new book group will meet on the 1st Thursday of every month at Lightbox Lates

All are welcome to join, read the books, and get involved in a bit of friendly literary discussion. Meetings will take place from 6.00pm to approximately 8.00pm, and attendees are welcome to have dinner at Seasons Cafe, which will be open serving a tapas menu till 9.30pm.

Upcoming schedule and reading list:

Thurs 3 August | 6.00pm 
A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler

Thurs 7 September | 6.00pm
A Notable Woman, by Jean Lucey Pratt

Thurs 5 October | 6.00pm
Stoner, by John Williams 

Thurs 2 November | 6.00pm
The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope

Thurs 7 December | 6.00pm
Lamentation, by CJ Sansom

Historical crime novelist and Number One Best-Seller, C. J. Sansom, takes readers to the dark heart of Tudor life. The author’s academic background in history can be felt through the realism and depth in his sensational storytelling and unforgettable characters.

Lamentation follows hunchbacked outsider Matthew Shardlake, on a trail from a backstreet printshop murder, to the dark labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal court. Set in the summer of 1546, as the infamous King Henry VIII is dying, a power struggle rages between his Protestant and Catholic councillors over the government of the King’s successor, Prince Edward, only eight years old. Heretics are hunted, radicals burned at the stake, and Henry’s sixth wife comes into the firing line. The desperate Queen acquires the help of her old mentee, Shardlake, in an attempt to recover her damaging confessional book, Lamentations of a Sinner, but his involvement soon threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake.

Thurs 4 January | 6.00pm
Turner: The Extraordinary Life, by Franny Moyle

Thurs 1 February | 6.00pm
Collected Stories, by Hanif Kureishi

Thurs 1 March | 6.00pm
The Lost Tudor Princess, by Alison Weir

To join The Lightbox Book Group, or for any enquiries, please email louise.musgrove@thelightbox.org.uk or call 01483 737800.
Free entry, suggested donation £2.

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