Book of the month

Welcome to Book of the Month. Every month, we pick one book we love and share it with you. Get ready for amazing tales, can’t miss books and conversation – online and in real life.

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Our pick for May 2024 Book Of The Month is…

The Venus of Salò by Ben Pastor

We’re thrilled to introduce our May Book of the MonthThe Venus of Salò by Ben Pastor.

Transport yourself to the stunning backdrop of Salò as you dive into this captivating narrative. Set against the backdrop of World War II, The Venus of Salò weaves a tale of intrigue, love, and sacrifice amidst the turmoil of war-torn Italy.


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You’re Booked

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