The Alphabet of Heart's Desire by Brian Keaney


We’re giving 10 reading groups the chance to read The Alphabet of Heart’s Desire by Brian Keaney which will be published on 16 Nov.

Six of these groups will also get a chance to meet the author. Brian Keaney will visit the winning groups to discuss the book, answer questions about how it was written and discuss the writing process in general.

About the book

In 1802 Thomas de Quincey, a young man from a comfortable middle-class background who would go on to become one of the most celebrated writers of his day, collapsed on Oxford Street and was discovered by a teenage prostitute who brought him back to her room and nursed him to health. It was the beginning of a relationship that would introduce Thomas to a world just below the surface of London’s polite society, where pleasure was a tradeable commodity and opium could seem the only relief from poverty. The Alphabet of Heart’s Desire is a novel about the birth of passion, the burden of addiction, and the consolations of literature.

For readers of Sarah Waters, Michel Faber and Emma Donoghue.

To apply for your reading group set and to be in with a chance of winning a visit from the author himself, please complete the survey.

Deadline: 17 Nov 2017


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