“One winter night in Prague, Helen Franklin meets her friend Karel on the street. Agitated and enthralled, he tells her he has come into possession of a mysterious old manuscript, filled with personal testimonies that take them from 17th-century England to wartime Czechoslovakia, the tropical streets of Manila, and 1920s Turkey. All of them tell of being followed by a tall, silent woman in black, bearing an unforgettable message. Helen reads its contents with intrigue, but everything in her life is about to change.”
Melmoth by Sarah Perry is our next book. Winner of the Observer Fiction Book of the Year 2018, and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award, the book has been described by one reviewer as ‘Hugely readable and profoundly important … Perry’s masterly piece of postmodern gothic is one of the great achievements of our century’.
Come and discuss it at the next Sunday Assembly Book Club meeting, Thursday 9 January 2020 in Portobello. If you’d like to come get in touch with Jenny Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will give you the exact details. All welcome!