WIN: A Theatre For Dreamers by Polly Samson - ebooks for your whole reading group

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We know how tough it is being stuck inside for weeks on end, but we’ve got just the thing for you: let us transport you to the sun-drenched Greek island of Hydra, where it’s the 1960s and a bohemian circle of artists, musicians and writers are living tangled lives…

Teenage Erica arrives on Hydra. She has come to meet the charismatic Charmian Clift, who with her husband rules the island’s tangled artistic community. With Charmian’s help, Erica finds her place among this wild circle of poets, painters and musicians. And in this circle there forms a triangle: the writer Axel Jensen, his dazzlingly beautiful wife Marianne, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen.

Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost – and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.

We are offering to send NETGALLEY DOWNLOAD LINKS to all members of three lucky reading groups, as well as sets of READING GROUP GUIDES and THOUGHT STARTERS. We’d love you to lead your own virtual book clubs this way!

To enter, please contact and let us know why you’d like to win. Entries close April 14th.


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