Previous Sessions

The March edition of the book club featured the wonderful author, journalist and podcast host, Georgina Lawton with her first book ‘Raceless‘. It’s a stunning family memoir exploring race, identity and the effect of long-held secrets on a happy family.

Book Club host, and award-winning journalist Madlen Davies was in conversation with Georgina on Wednesday 10th March at 6.30pm (GMT) looking at some of the big questions that the book raises – what do you do when your heritage or parentage has been obscured in a complex web of deceit? How can you discuss race with your family, when you each see the world differently?

We were thrilled to start 2021’s book club season with yet another fantastic author. For our February edition we turned to non-fiction once again, this time investigating the topic of resilience (something we’ve all needed a lot of recently).

In 9 Secrets to Thriving, Emma tells the deeply moving stories of the Thrivers. She shares their profound insights in a practical and accessible way, with practical strategies and stories, ready to be applied in order to lead a more fulfilling and joyful life.

Award-winning journalist, Madlen Davies was in conversation with Emma on Wednesday 3rd February at 6.30pm (GMT). Grab a copy of her audiobook exclusively from Audible.

The Pink, Auld and Brown December Bookclub was joined by MD of BookBrunch, Jo Henry and her list of Christmas Reads for gifting.

See what titles Jo chose for gifting and why. Ranging from Political to Fiction, Gardening to Thrillers and of course a section on Children’s books.

Buy your Christmas reads from our official bookshop Pages of Hackney, or your local bookshop today!

October welcomed Ashton Applewhite with her book This Chair Rocks discussing the many types of ageism experienced in everyday life. In conversation with Madlen Davies, Ashton explores what ageism means in our current climate of fighting for equality amongst all the ‘isms’ we may experience.

Purchase your copy of This Chair Rocks via our official bookshop Pages of Hackney

Our September book club welcomed Alex Walters, author of Smaller Mercies and his publisher Louise Cullen from Canelo Publishing discussing the behind-the-scenes activity required for a successful crime novel. Full of tips and creative ideas, this session is a must-view for anyone considering their crime-writing career!

Watch the full session here and get in touch with any questions you have!

Small Mercies is available in both ebook and print format.

Our inaugural book club in August welcomed novelist and comedy sketch writer Bolu Babalola discussing her new book Love in Colour with award-winning journalist and book club curator, Madlen Davies.

Order your copy of the book from Pages of Hackney, our official bookshop partner.

Order here

%d bloggers like this: