Royal Porcelain Works is delighted to announce the start of its very own book club!

Do you ever feel that once you finish a good book, all you want to do is talk about it with other bookworms, if so, Royal Porcelain Works Book Club is the place for you.

Once you join you could be jumping on a raft with Huckleberry Fin, following Alice on her Adventures in Wonderland, running away from Frankenstein and asking for more with Oliver Twist.

The list of chosen books is compiled by book club members, so that everyone gets to read something they love and experience many new reads. Genres will range from romance to suspense to comedy to classics to keep everyone on their toes month by month.

Books can be borrowed from libraries, purchased or downloaded on your kindle.

Our book club’s aim is to bring members of the community together to socialise and meet new people in our beautiful venue whilst delving into the pages of a new book, with the option of a glass of wine of course!

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The book club is held in The Foyer at Royal Porcelain Works, accessed either via the Nest Cafe or The Courtyard, (opposite the Museum of Royal Worcester) Severn Street, Worcester. WR1 2NE.

Monday 4th November – Monday 2nd December
Never Greener by Ruth Jones

The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up. When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she’d never get over it. Seventeen years later, life has moved on – Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all. But then Kate meets Callum again. And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other . . . or to risk finding out what might have been.

Monday 2nd December – Monday 6th January
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences—and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.

Monday 6th January – Monday 3rd February
Moving by Jenny Éclair

It only took one night to tear a family apart. Artist and illustrator Edwina Spinner used to have a busy family life. Now she lives alone, in a house that has grown too big for her. She has decided to sell it. As Edwina takes the estate agent from room to room, she finds herself transported back to her life as a young mother. Back to her twins, Rowena and Charlie, and a stepson she cannot bring herself to mention by name. As the house reveals its secrets, Edwina is forced to confront her family’s past, and a devastating betrayal that changed everything. But Edwina doesn’t know the whole story. And to discover the truth, she will have to face the one person she vowed never to see again.

Monday 5th August – Monday 2nd September
The Island written by Victoria Hislop

On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother’s past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more.

Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone’s throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga – Greece’s former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion.

She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip…

Monday 2nd September – Monday 7th October
This is Going to Hurt written by Adam Kay  

Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships… Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Hilarious, horrifying and heart-breaking by turns, these diaries are everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt provides an essential, brutally frank account of what life is like for the beleaguered vanguard of the NHS. Now providing the groundwork for a sell-out stand-up tour, This is Going to Hurt is an unmissable window into Britain’s ailing health system and the lives of the people who are its lifeblood. Simply essential reading.

Monday 7th October – Monday 4th November
Feminine Gospels written by Carol Ann Duffy

In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions – and revisions – of female identity. Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect – as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmer’s, fairy-tale royals or girls-next-door.

The selection of books will be chosen by the attendees of the club.

It is not currently necessary to book, just turn up on the night.

It is held on the first Monday of every month between 7.40pm-8.40pm.

You will be able to purchase tea/coffee, wine and soft drinks from the bar.

No, the book club is completely free, apart from any refreshments you might like.

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Monday, 7:40PM to 8:40PM
September 2, 2019

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