The Reading Room


The Silence of the Girls


There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent – till now. Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed….

Sun 3 March, 2019

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The Pisces


Lucy has been writing her dissertation for nine years when she and her boyfriend have a dramatic break up. After she hits rock bottom, her sister in Los…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Swan Song


Over countless martini-soaked Manhattan lunches, they shared their deepest secrets and greatest fears. On exclusive yachts sailing the Mediterranean, on private jets streaming towards Jamaica, on Yucatán beaches…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Remembered


It is 1910 and Philadelphia is burning. The last place Spring wants to be is in the rundown, coloured section of a hospital surrounded by the groans of…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Praise Song for the Butterflies


Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged nine-year-old daughter of a government employee and stay-at-home mother. But when the Katas’ idyllic lifestyle…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Ordinary People


South London, 2008. Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution. Melissa has a new baby and doesn’t want to…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Number One Chinese Restaurant


The popular Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland has been serving devoted regulars for decades, but behind the staff’s professional smiles simmer tensions, heartaches and grudges from decades…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Normal People


Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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My Sister, the Serial Killer


When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Milkman


In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Lost Children Archive


A family in New York packs the car and sets out on a road trip. A mother, a father, a boy and a girl, they head south west,…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Ghost Wall


Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is a difficult man, obsessed with imagining and…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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