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Tue, 11 Jun


pentahotel Reading

Book Group: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Join us for the next SAR book group meeting. We meet in the foyer of the Pentahotel on Oxford Road. This month we are reading The Night Watch by Sarah Waters.

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Book Group: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Book Group: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Time & Location

11 Jun 2019, 19:30 – 21:30

pentahotel Reading, Oxford Rd, Reading RG1 7RH, UK

About the event


Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller.

This is the story of four Londoners - three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy. Kay, who drove an ambulance during the war and lived life at full throttle, now dresses in mannish clothes and wanders the streets with a restless hunger, searching . . . Helen, clever, sweet, much-loved, harbours a painful secret . . . Viv, glamour girl, is stubbornly, even foolishly loyal, to her soldier lover . . . Duncan, an apparent innocent, has had his own demons to fight during the war. Their lives, and their secrets connect in sometimes startling ways. War leads to strange alliances . . .

Tender, tragic and beautifully poignant, set against the backdrop of feats of heroism both epic and ordinary, here is a novel of relationships that offers up subtle surprises and twists. The Night Watch is thrilling. A towering achievement

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