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Thu, 06 Jan


Coach house Cafe

St Paul's Book Club

This month we meet for lunch (if we can) at the Coach House Cafe in Coombe Lane whilst discussing Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. For more details please contact Cathy Heath, Angela Bannerman or Sue on 07971 068887 /

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St Paul's Book Club
St Paul's Book Club

Time & Location

06 Jan 2022, 12:30 – 14:00

Coach house Cafe, Coombe Wood Gardens, Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RQ

About the Event

This month the book is  Piranesi by Sussana Clarke.   We'll have some lunch if we want it then talk about the book informally for a bit, exploring what we liked and didnt like then we go onto more general discussion about other things we've read and seen and whatever else comes up!   For more details please contact Cathy Heath, Angela Bannerman  or Sue on  07971 068887 /  

 Summary - Piranesi  

Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house—a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

We recommend that you borrow, download or buy this book second hand to save the planet!  If ordering online please use an ethical seller such as World of Books.   

Look forward to seeing you!

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