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Booksandquills Book Club: The Song of Achilles
December 4, 2019 @ 19:00£7
Join us for a book club evening, hosted by Sanne from the YouTube channel Booksandquills. We'll be talking about Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles, a book that tells the story of the love between Achilles and Patroclus and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Bring a friend or come by yourself!
About the book: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.
Sanne Vliegenthart has been sharing book recommendations on her YouTube channel Booksandquills for over 10 years. She's a freelance Social Media Producer and has also interviewed authors from E. Lockhart to Angie Thomas and Louise O'Neill. On her channel Sanne loves sharing publishing career tips, the latest books and a bit of her day to day life in London.