by Susanna Clarke


Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

We are yet to confirm the date but it will be held at some point in late October, our 55th birthday month! Copies are available in paperback, at the shop. Please email us if you’d like one reserved, or you can pop in to pick one up.

As always with our book groups – there is no need to sign up but in order to keep an eye on numbers and space, we do advise letting us know if you’re planning to attend.

See you there! Details of the exact date to be announced soon.