Smith & Gertrude

The Portobello Bookshop x Smith & Gertrude Wine & Cheese Book Club - Wednesday 17th April 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 April we have selected Western Lane by Chetna Maroo.

Western Lane is a moving debut novel that explores loss, grief, and sisterhood as a young girl comes into her own being. Gopi is an eleven-year-old squash player who thinks she was born with a squash racket in hand. But when her mother dies, Gopi's father begins a stricter practice and training regimen for Gopi as they each channel their grief into sport. Soon, her life is reduced to the sport, guided by the physical rhythms necessary for play. But she comes to understand that she isn't alone on the squash court. Her father is there. Her friends are there. And even the squash players who came before Gopi are present on the court. An unforgettable coming-of-age story, Chetna Maroo’s first novel is a moving exploration of the closeness of sisterhood, the immigrant experience, and the collective overcoming of grief.


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.