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Join us in the grandiose surroundings of the Etruscan Room for another edition of our Book Club, as we discuss ‘Justine’ by Lawrence Durrell.

 

About the book: Justine is narrated by an impoverished Irishman, who is not named in this novel. From a remote Greek island, he retells his time in Alexandria and his tragic romance with Justine – a beautiful, mysterious Jewish woman who was born poor and is now married to a wealthy Egyptian Copt, Nessim. Justine is portrayed by Durrell in a manner which ‘mirrors’ Alexandria in all of its complexities, with its mixture of elegance and extreme poverty, and its ancient Arab ways co-mingled with modern European mores.

 

Complimentary for members and up to three guests

Monday 5 September, at 7.30pm

In the Etruscan Room, first floor, House 20