Clapham Books is thinking of starting a web page devoted to book groups. The idea is that you, anonymously, send the shop lists of books your group’s done, recommend or hated, and the ship’ll post them on the site for other groups to gather ideas. Clapham Books can also host your group either as a one-off change of scene or as a regular thing. The store also offers 10% off if you’re ordering five or more copies for your group, and can get most titles next day if ordered before 4pm. Details below.
Some Vauxhall Society suggestions for your book your group?
With the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War next year:
These Were Our Sons (Elefant Books); Local author Naomi Lourie Klein’s moving research into the lives and deaths of the men on Lambeth’s Great War Memorial, Stockwell. You can buy Naomi’s book on this site:
For this summer’s or any other season’s list:
Vauxhall (Telegram Books); Local author Gabriel Gbadamosi’s work of ‘faction’, a novel based on his time growing up in a multi-cultural household in the Vauxhall of the late sixties/early seventies. Vauxhall is due out on 1 may this year. Gabriel reads from and discusses Vauxhall at Tate South Lambeth Library, 7pm on 13 February 2013, and again as part of the London Literature Festival at 6.30pm on 1 June 2013 in the Level 3 Function Room at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre.
Lastly, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ required reading for entrants in RIBA’s new international design competition to brighten up the drab Vauxhall riverside:
Vauxhall: A Little History (The Nine Elms Press); Ross Davies’s chatty canter through the colourful and sometimes scandalous history of the Vauxhall parliamentary constituency area, comes recommended by Joanna Lumley and Will Self. You can buy Vauxhall: A Little History on the RIBA as well as on The Vauxhall Society websites, where there’s also a list of local stockists.
Buy on the Vauxhall Society site:
Clapham Books is at:
120 Clapham High St