Book Club: The Burning Chambers

Our next Book Club meeting will be in November. To follow on from our talk with best-selling author Kate Mosse, we will be reading The Burning Chambers. A gripping tale of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Wars of Religion in 16thcentury France,  The Burning Chambers is the first of an exciting new […]

Book Club Review: The Huguenots

In March, our Book Club read The Huguenots by Geoffrey Treasure. Breaking away from reading historical fiction, we got stuck into this in-depth, non-fiction account of the Huguenot experience in France across two centuries. We wanted to have a deeper understanding of political and religious landscape shaping the fiction that we had already been reading, […]

Book Club Review: The Virgin Blue

February’s Book Club explored Tracy Chevalier’s The Virgin Blue. Chevalier is most famous for her novel Girl with a Pearl Earring but this debut introduces many of the themes that Chevalier brings into her later work, including a love of history and art. The Virgin Blue is beautifully and carefully described with a lot of […]