The Illuminations – Bookpool – The Twitter Book Club

Brrrr! These cold wintry evenings are made for sitting by the fire and reading; all cosy and content. Now you can join a book club and not have to leave your toasty haven. Curl up on your sofa in your penguin onesie and enjoy some bookish chat with Bookpool.


November’s Bookpool pick is The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan. A striking novel  about war, family, and memory. The Illuminations was longlisted for the Man Booker Award in 2015.

This is the story of Anne Quirk, once a pioneering documentary photographer but now forgotten, and fighting the onset of dementia; and of her grandson Luke, a captain in the British Army. When Luke’s mission in Afganistan goes terribly wrong he returns home, only to find secrets from his family’s past have begun to emerge. Anne and Luke set out to the seaside town of Blackpool to confront the mystery of Anne’s past.

We’ll be chatting about The Illuminations on Thursday 17 November from 8pm. Why not join us?

You can reserve a copy of the book here. Or download the eBook here.

Then grab your phone/tablet/computer, settle down with the beverage of your choice and pop yourself on Twitter at 8pm on Thursday 17 November. Tweet to @bpoollibraries and use #Bookpool to chat.

Discover previous Bookpool chats here


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