The Classics Book Club with Henry Eliot at Hatchards, Piccadilly

Hosted by the inimitable Henry Eliot, The Classics Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month here at Hatchards, Piccadilly.

This month's book is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'

Vividly interweaving epic historical drama with personal tragedy, Dickens' gripping novel depicts the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, as they become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette, the daughter of a political prisoner. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

Do join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening of discussion!