English Readers Club

Join the informal group of English book readers in Uitikon on the second Thursday every 2 months at 20.00h to discuss all sorts of books: bestsellers, biographies, classics, thrillers etc.. The group is run, and the books proposed by Maria Cooke, a native English-speaker and enthusiastic reader. 

The books are sold by the library and each session costs CHF 10.00 to cover overheads.  You are not obliged to register or to come to each session or even to have fully read the book, we will simply be delighted to welcome you to an interesting evening!

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7th May 2020

Edward Carey: Little   (CHF 17.50)

The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals alike, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud.
In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Alsace. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling: The revolutionary mob is demanding heads, and . . . at the wax museum, heads are what they do.
Edward Carey's Little is a wonder - the incredible story of a 'blood-stained crumb of a girl' who went on to shape the world.