Smith & Gertrude

The Portobello Bookshop x Smith & Gertrude Wine & Cheese Book Club - Wednesday 15th May 2024 @ 7.30pm

£29.00 Regular price

We have been fans of The Portobello Bookshop long before opening S&G Porty, so we are delighted we are collaborating with them with our Bookclub.
Alongside Portobello Books we will be bringing you a series of brilliant reads, beautiful wines and seasonal cheese hosted in Smith & Gertrude Portobello once a month.

The Wine & Cheese Book Club will be hosted in our back room space in Portobello by Jenna & Lily from Portobello Books.
The cost of your ticket includes the following:
  • A copy of that months quite brilliant book club book (please collect from Portobello Books as soon as you have booked)
  • A glass of wine (or soft drink) on arrival to help get the conversation started
  • Cheese. Lots of cheese to keep the discussion flowing

For May we have selected Children of Paradise by Camilla Grudova.

Children of Paradise is a ghostly novel about unkept places where secrets are haunting every shadow. When Holly applies to work at Paradise, an old cinema surrounded by flats, she thinks it will be similar to any other shift work position. She cleans toilets, sweeps popcorn, avoids the belligerent old owner, Iris, and is ignored by her aloof but tight-knit colleagues who seem as much a part of the building as its fraying carpets and endless dirt. Dreadful, lonely weeks pass while she longs for their approval, a silent voyeur. So when she finally gains the trust of this cryptic band of oddballs, Holly transforms from silent drudge to rebellious insider and gradually she too becomes part of the Paradise – unearthing its secrets, learning its history and haunting its corridors after hours with the other ushers. It is no surprise when violence strikes, tempers change and the group, eyes still affixed to the screen, starts to rapidly go awry…

Please note:

- Unfortunately we can not offer any refunds on book club tickets 

- As the Book Club is extremely popular we are limiting the group size to 12 and we are also limiting ticket sales to 2 per person please. Thank you.