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Enjoy Franzen, Rushdie, and Ishiguro? Love you some Dickens, Austen, and Dostoevsky? This is a new club for fans of proper books, both new and old. We love the latest literary fiction and the classics. We also do social events these days too! So if you like drinking, debating, and debauchery (ok, well the first two), then join us!

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The City And The City by China Miéville (332 Pages)

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The City & the City is a novel by British author China Miéville that follows a wide-reaching murder investigation in two separate cities that occupy the same space simultaneously, combining weird fiction with the police procedural. It was written as a gift for Miéville's terminally ill mother, who was a fan of the latter genre. The novel won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Arthur C. Clarke Award, World Fantasy Award, BSFA Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle; tied for the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for a Nebula Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. A four-part television adaptation by the BBC was broadcast in 2018. Reviewing the book for The Guardian, Michael Moorcock concludes: “As in no previous novel, the author celebrates and enhances the genre he loves and has never rejected. On many levels this novel is a testament to his admirable integrity. Keeping his grip firmly on an idea which would quickly slip from the hands of a less skilled writer, Miéville again proves himself as intelligent as he is original.”

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (240 pages)

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