Join us for the Words & Pictures book club to read and discuss novels in which visual art and artists are relevant to the narrative.
Our next meeting is on Monday 13th January (2-4pm) when the book under review will be Orhan Pamuk’s “My Name is Red”
The Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and the Ottoman Empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day – in the European manner. In Istanbul at a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror? With the Sultan demanding an answer within three days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished pictures . . .
Words & Pictures meets monthly 2-4pm in the glorious surrounds of the Gleneagles Tea Rooms – where there is tea and cake a-plenty!
All welcome but please email me to reserve your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP