The Book Club

Welcome to our book club! 

We are currently running this as online only, and you can check this page for our current theme and focus.

Please feel free to join our Goodreads group (click on the icon below) and join in on our general or themed discussions, let us know what you are reading or maybe recommend some books. 

Don't feel like you have to join in with our recommended reads each time, but if you'd like to join in on our discussions, we'd love to hear from you. All are welcome!

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Current theme: LGBT+ History Month
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February is LGBT+ History Month, so this theme will look at publications relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans issues. As usual, we would love to hear any recommendations you have on our Goodreads group, or your reviews if you have read any of our recommended reads.

There are also some links below to some recommended literature and a link to our Equality and Diversity values as we are proud to be an inclusive organisation. 

Stonewall is an LGBT+ rights charity, founded in 1989 and named after the 1969 Stonewall riots that took place in New York's Greenwich Village.

They have a website that offers help and advice as well as many resources and links to information:

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/information-and-resources

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Author focus: Radclyffe Hall

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Born Marguerite Radclyffe Hall, but known to her loved ones as John, she was an out lesbian who dressed in men’s clothes in a society and era when same-sex love was considered not only immoral but legally punishable.

Hall's novel The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel. It has influenced how love between women is understood, for the twentieth century and beyond.

Hall’s intention was that her novel would “speak on behalf of a misunderstood and misjudged minority” — a minority to which she herself belonged, rendering the book both deeply political and deeply personal.

This information, and more information on the trial can be found here:

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/11/09/well-of-loneliness-trial-of-radclyffe-hall-virginia-woolf/

Recommended Reads

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