THE DEN'S OCTOBER FEST
3 BRIGHT IDEAS
BOOK OF THE MOMENTShortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, 'Shuggie Bain' is a brutally honest and brilliantly observed story about a working-class family living in 1980’s Glasgow, set against a backdrop of high unemployment and poverty as the impact of Thatcher’s privatisation of industry takes effect – an amazing read.
MISSED OPPORTUNITYDiane Setterfield masterfully takes you on a magical historical journey submerging you in the River Thames as it winds its way through Oxfordshire. The Den were riveted with this spell-binding read, tangible characters and lyrical, layered storytelling.
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3 BRIGHT IDEAS FOR OCTOBER
October is traditionally literary festival season and with curfews on the horizon we bring you 3 Bright ideas assured to engage and invigorate time at home.
Our Book of the Moment is the gritty 2020 Booker Shortlisted novel Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, a brutally honest and brilliantly observed story about a working class family living in 1980's Glasgow. We also have Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield who takes you on a magical and historical journey along the River Thames. For our Wild Card choice we have selected Zadie Smith's Intimations: Six Essays, a short compilation of six short pieces giving a thought provoking and personal perspective on the early days of the pandemic.
Thank you for those who have sent in some of your great reads from the summer and do look out for them in the coming months.
Love Anne & Jenny
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