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BOOK CLUB - 25th March 2024 - Time Shelter

BOOK CLUB - 25th March 2024 - Time Shelter

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We're hosting a very special evening at The Mowbray to discuss Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov (author), Angela Rodel (translator).

Purchase includes your book and optional delivery within a 1 mile radius of Crookes (S10). We will be posting books out from Friday 29th February.

The event is being held on Monday 25th March, from 7:30PM until 9:00PM at one of our favourite venues in the city, The Mowbray

If this is your first book club and you have any questions about how we operate, feel free to drop us an email

We can't wait to see you there, and hope you're as excited to read the book as we are -- this one has been on our TBR for a while!

- Kate and Joe


In Time Shelter, an enigmatic flaneur named Gaustine opens a 'clinic for the past' that offers a promising treatment for Alzheimer's sufferers: each floor reproduces a decade in minute detail, transporting patients back in time.

As Gaustine's assistant, the unnamed narrator is tasked with collecting the flotsam and jetsam of the past, from 1960s furniture and 1940s shirt buttons to scents and even afternoon light. But as the rooms become more convincing, an increasing number of healthy people seek out the clinic as a 'time shelter', hoping to escape from the horrors of our present - a development that results in an unexpected conundrum when the past begins to invade the present.

Intricately crafted, and eloquently translated by Angela Rodel, Time Shelter cements Georgi Gospodinov's reputation as one of the indispensable writers of our times, a major voice in international literature.

Georgi Gospodinov is one of Europe's most acclaimed writers. Originally from Bulgaria, his novels have won his country's most prestigious literary prize twice and have been shortlisted for more than a dozen international prizes - including the 2015 PEN Literary Award for Translation, the Premio Gregor von Rezzori, the Premio Strega Europeo, the Bruecke Berlin Preis, and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Literaturpreis. He has won the 2016 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature, the 2019 Angelus Literature Central Europe Prize and the 2021 Premio Strega Europeo, among others.


We post out orders within 3 working days.

We offer 1st class (express) or 2nd class (standard) postage options, and use Royal Mail as our primary postal service.

We also offer a free collection service from Queen of the Suburbs coffee shop in Crookes, you can collect on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. If you live within a mile of the shop, I can also drop it by free of charge.

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