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Book Club: Read along and you could win. . .

Join the Heffers x Velvet Book Club and you're in with a chance of winning free books. Here's how

“I loved this book. The story starts with the planning of a funeral, but don’t let that put you off! Nan, Blanche and Minna, two grandmothers and a proxy, are drawn together by the love they feel for their respective grandchildren. In the warmth of this special bond, the three children survive the painful buffeting of modern family life and the three women, living very different lives, form an unlikely friendship which proves to be life-changing for them all.”

That’s how reader Gaynor Ryan describes last month’s Book Club read, Grandmothers by Salley Vickers, winning herself a free copy of November’s book - Tracy Chevalier’s A Single Thread - courtesy of Heffers, Velvet’s Book Club partner. Billed as “deeply pleasurable. . . the ending made me cry” in The Times, the latest novel from the Girl With A Pearl Earring author tells the tale of 38-year-old Violet who, her brother, fiance and future stolen by the First World War, refuses to be dismissed as a ‘surplus woman’. . .

Send us your review of A Single Thread, in 100 words or fewer, by November 15 for your chance to win a free copy of next month’s nominated book, using #VelvetBookClub on Instagram or emailing alice.ryan@velvetmag.co.uk.

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