Whether for book club or your TBR shelf, 2019 may be the year for a challenge. But what is it about classics such as Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, or Homer’s Iliad, James Joyce’s Ulysses or Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain that makes them seem more daunting than pleasurable?
Fear not, we have just the interview for you. In a quiet north London street, Toby Brothers runs the London Literary Salon in which she seeks to help people unlock the secrets of books both classic and contemporary.
She also gives us some book club doctor tips for getting the most out of your group, and a great list of book suggestions for sparky debates and rich discussions.
- In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
- The Iliad by Homer
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
- Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
- By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
- The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin
- and anything by authors Toni Morrison, James Baldwin and Javier Marías
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