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Book Clubs

When I write my books, I do so with my own book club in mind. At every stage -- from initial idea to outline to actual writing -- I ask myself if the book I’m creating is something my friends would enjoy and find memorable. My book club hasn’t been around that long (a mere ten years) compared to some groups I’ve visited -- I know many of you have been part of your own clubs for decades, and that choosing a book to share with your friends is no small task.

If you do decide to read one of my books with your group, first things first: thank you! I have visited more book clubs that I can count since my first book was published, and although I’m not able to visit in person any more because of time constraints, I would love to join you via Skype, FaceTime or even a good old-fashioned telephone call. If you’re interested, please get in touch via the Contact Me tab above.

In each of my books there is a fairly comprehensive “P.S.” section at the back of the book, and it includes not only dedicated questions for book clubs but also additional material relating to the background history of the novel, as well as a list of further reading. You can find those questions here, as well as some fun activities and recipes for your next book club gathering. I do hope you enjoy!

If you decide to read Goodnight from London with your book club, thank you! Here are some extras I thought you might like when planning your gathering – all with an emphasis on the make-do spirit of the book’s setting.

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Here are some extras that you might find useful or entertaining when organizing your next book club. When my friends organized the launch party to celebrate the publication of Somewhere in France, they put on a traditional English afternoon tea with French flourishes: delicacies from a local pâtisserie were served along with tea and scones. […]

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Discussion questions, recipes, and creative ideas for hosting your Moonlight Over Paris book club gathering — all coming soon!

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If you decide to read After the War is Over with your book club, thank you! Here are some extras I thought you might like when planning your gathering. For the launch party for After the War is Over, I made bunting from copyright-free vintage posters, sized down to a little smaller than a postcard, […]

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