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How to be Both
In September we are reading How to be Both by Ali Smith. How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance. This one is a tiny bit longer than we normally read but should be worth it! New readers always welcome.

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The Cardiff Book Collective meet every month on the last Tuesday for a couple of sociable hours of drinks, music and literary conversation, in a chummy atmosphere hosted at The Little Man Coffee Co. We’ll be discussing the book we’ve all been reading, amongst other things. The ambit of this group is modern literary fiction, with occasional forays into other literary forms when the mood takes us. The Cardiff Book Collective is all about kicking back and finding a little headspace amongst like-minded folk.

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