Night Owl Book Club - The Things We Do To Our Friends
Join us for our first Night Owl book club event of 2023, on Tuesday, 21st February, at 8pm. We'll be meeting at The Crown & Kitchen in East Linton, where author Heather Darwent will be joining us to discuss her novel The Things We Do To Our Friends.
Tickets include admittance to the event and a copy of the book (RRP £14.99), plus a Classic Champagne Cocktail to enjoy on arrival (or please let us know if you would prefer a non-alcoholic mocktail).
The event will include a discussion and Q&A with Heather Darwent, followed by a book signing.
Please select 'local collection' at the checkout if you would like to pick up your copy from Night Owl. Alternatively, if you already have a copy of the book you can select a 'Cocktail only' ticket option.
Please note that this event is open to attendees aged 18+ only.
About the book:
Clare arrives at the University of Edinburgh with a secret. This is her chance for a blank slate: to find the right people and reinvent herself.
And then she meets Tabitha.
Tabitha is charismatic, beautiful and intimidatingly wealthy. Soon Clare is sucked into her enigmatic circle of friends and their dizzying world of champagne on rooftops and summers in France.
Her new life has begun.
Then Tabitha reveals the little project they're working on, a project they need Clare's help with. It's reckless, possibly perilous and might finally allow Clare to become who she was meant to be...
But how much is an extraordinary life worth if others have to pay?
An intoxicating feminist page-turner with shades of The Secret History and Promising Young Woman, this novel will take you on a journey from Edinburgh's dazzling spires to the dripping staircases and dark alleyways of its underbelly.
Hardback, 384 pages, published 12th January 2022.
About Heather Darwent:
Heather Darwent is based just outside of Edinburgh. Originally from Yorkshire, she came to Scotland to study History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, like her character Clare, and ended up never quite leaving. When she's not writing, you'll find her reading chaotic non fiction about Silicon Valley and swimming in the sea... or being unbearably boring in conversation about swimming in the sea. This is her debut novel.
- I already have a copy of The Things We Do To Our Friends- is it possible to get a ticket without the book?
No problem - please select the 'Cocktail only' ticket option at the checkout.
- Where will we be meeting?
The event will be held at The Crown & Kitchen, 25-27 Bridge Street, East Linton, EH40 3AG.
A note on Covid precautions: if you can, please take a lateral before attending, and if you feel unwell on the day, please err on the side of caution.