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IBG Thursday Meetup - NW by Zadie Smith

Hi All,

Apologies for late submission....

Please see the synopsis below from Foyles:

"North West London comes vividly to life in this new novel by the author of the bestselling "White Teeth" and Man Booker-shortlisted "On Beauty". This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you'll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all. And many people in between. Every city is like this. Cheek-by-jowl living. Separate worlds. And then there are the visitations: the rare times a stranger crosses a threshold without permission or warning, causing a disruption in the whole system. Like the April afternoon a woman came to Leah Hanwell's door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, forcing Leah out of her isolation...Zadie Smith's brilliant tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan - as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone - familiar to town-dwellers everywhere - Zadie Smith's "NW" is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself. "

More details to follow ...

Hope to see you then,


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  • Sonna

    My first book club attendance, wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm glad I went along. The room was roasting, but hey it comes with the gorgeous weather. Picked up a couple of nuances about the book that I probably would have missed if I'd not had the opportunity for discussion, grateful to have been there.

    July 26, 2013

  • Eimear S.

    Same - so annoying when I rushed to finish the book... next time!

    July 25, 2013

  • Natalia

    Sorry for cancelling last minute. I double booked myself...

    July 25, 2013

  • Lucy B.

    sorry can't make it now due to work, have read the book, will aim to come along next time, Lucy.

    July 25, 2013

  • Jane A.

    Sorry, I can't make it tonight. Definitely for the next one though!

    July 25, 2013

  • Caroline

    Sorry to cancel at the last minute but I'm going away this weekend so have to pack etc tomorrow!

    Have a great evening - see you next time!

    July 24, 2013

  • Jennifer F.

    I cant make it anymore! My fiance bought theatre tickets and forgot to tell me! I've read half the book though, really enjoying it. Have a fun meet up!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Started it Sun eve and went back to it Mon eve and finished it. Brilliant - looking forward to discussing and hearing what others think.

    July 23, 2013

  • Janet J.

    Can't make that Thursday but have a good one.

    July 12, 2013

  • Annie H.

    Ah I wish I could come to this one!

    July 8, 2013

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