JULY'S JEWELS  
3 BRIGHT IDEAS
 

BOOK OF THE MOMENT
This 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction tells the remarkable journey of one young woman’s escape from working on a southern cotton plantation in Georgia to try and make a new life in the north. The story is brutal but totally inspirational.
MISSED OPPORTUNITY
The assumption would be that ordinary people aren’t interesting, but Anne Tyler keeps us wonderfully absorbed with this short but thoroughly enjoyable tale about just that – a gem of a read for a lazy weekend.
THE WILD CARD
‘The Enchanted April’ brings together four very different women looking to escape dreary London for the sunshine. Each independently take up the offer of an advertisement in the Times newspaper.

‘To those who appreciate Wisteria and sunshine. Small medieval castle to be let for the month of April’.

Not just bright but sparkling for July!

As we have learnt to be ever more creative the BBC has filmed Alan Bennett's Talking Heads during lock down. This reminds us how much we love this great writer's work and his appreciation of the individual. As the Den's Book of the Moment we have chosen to revisit these much loved monologues. 

 

If you are looking for lyrical beauty and a story of substance then we highly recommend Where the Crawdads Sing a popular and powerful debut novel circulating in book clubs as a 9/10 read. And even 10/10 for some. Finally in the mix is our black diamond read My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell a book that explores a dangerous and manipulative relationship - hence our Wild Card choice in the Den.  

 

Sharing July Jewels 

Share our Missed Opportunity by joining RD"s Instagram to be in with a chance to enjoy our top scoring read Where the Crawdads Sing and take part in our LIKE IT, SHARE IT AND TAG IT campaign. We have 5 copies to share so hurry to be first in the pile, to be part of the giveaway on Saturday 4th July!

 

Love Anne & Jenny

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