‘Drip, drip drop, little April shower, beating a tune as you fall all around.’
How can it be April already? The clocks have gone forward, the nights are longer, the promise of summer is in the air but the rain (and snow) is still falling.
A perfect excuse to be snuggled up inside with a book. Like we need an excuse though! One of my favourite things to do is to curl up with a book, a blanket and a cup of tea – the sound of the rain from outside.
This month, our book title is Together by the brilliant Julie Cohen.
Robbie and Emily they have been together for decades. Now, their joints are creaking and their eyesight is failing – but their love for each other is as fresh and fierce as the day they first met. They have had children and grandchildren, lived full and happy and intimate lives.
But they have been keeping a secret since the day they met, when their lives changed forever. Over the years, the sacrifices and choices they made have sealed their fates together.
Did they do the right thing? Read their story, and you decide.
Our book club is completely online, anyone can take part and it can be done in the comfort of your armchair.
I have posted a question below in the comments to kick off the discussion.
(Together was published by Orion in July 2018.)
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