Month: May 2012

Thérèse Raquin

Thérèse Raquin, Emile Zola – Guest review by Emer This is a story of lust, murder and madness, set in Paris in a backstreet haberdashery shop where the ‘woodwork exuded damp from every crack’. The protagonist, Thérèse, has been forced into a marriage with her cousin, Camille – described as being in a ‘permanent state …

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May Meeting

For our meeting on Wed 9 May, we are reading The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. Jacket Synopsis: In the summer of 1914, the Empress Alexandra, a magnificent transactlantic liner, suffers a mysterious explosion en route to New York City. On board are Henry Winter, a rich banker, and his young new wife, Grace. Somehow, Henry manages to …

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