Smith & Gertrude

The Portobello Bookshop x Smith & Gertrude Wine & Cheese Book Club - Thursday 18th January 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 now get to collaborate 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 Kira from Portobello Books.
The cost of your ticket includes the following:
  • A copy of that months quite brilliant book club book (available to be collected from Portobello Books as soon as you have booked)
  • A glass of wine on arrival to help get the conversation started
  • Cheese. Lots of cheese to keep the discussion flowing

For January we have selected Take What You Need by Idra Novey

Take What You Need traces the parallel lives of Jean and her beloved but estranged stepdaughter, Leah, who’s sought a clean break from her rural childhood. In Leah’s urban life with her young family, she’s revealed little about Jean, how much she misses her stepmother’s hard-won insights and joyful lack of inhibition. But with Jean’s death, Leah must return to sort through what’s been left behind. What Leah discovers is staggering: Jean has filled her ramshackle house with giant sculptures she’s welded from scraps of the area’s industrial history. Set in the Allegheny Mountains of Appalachia, Take What You Need explores the continuing mystery of the people we love most, zeroing in on the joys and difficulties of family with great verve and humour, and illuminating what can be built from what others have discarded.

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.