Upper Street Book Club

The Upper Street book Club meets once a month to discuss a contemporary novel written in English.

This is an opportunity to read and discuss a wide range of books of different genres and styles.

The Book Club is free to all students enrolled on an Upper Street course.

As far as possible, meetings will be on the last Wednesday of each month from 20:00 – 21:00

If you are not enrolled on a course, membership of the group is 100 euros a year for 10 meetings (adjusted proportionally from the date of enrollment.)

Meetings are from September to June.

The books will be announced two months in advance. Members are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book.

The book


The Heart Broke In

by James Meek

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ames Meek was born in London and grew up in Scotland. He lived in Russia and Ukraine in the 1990s and, since 1999, has lived in England.

His first novel, McFarlane Boils The Sea, was published in 1989. Since then he has published six more works of fiction: Last Orders (stories, 1992) Drivetime (a novel, 1995) The Museum Of Doubt (stories, 2000) The People’s Act of Love (a novel, 2005) We Are Now Beginning Our Descent (a novel, 2008) and The Heart Broke In (a novel, 2012).

People’s Act, which was published in thirty countries, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prize and the Scottish Arts Council book of the year prize. Descent won the 2008 Le Prince Maurice Prize. The Heart Broke In was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Prize.

James Meek is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books.

In 2014 his book of essays, Private Island, won the Orwell Prize.

Heart Broken in

It’s an epic story of characters addicted to lies and truth, including Ritchie, an aging rocker and chronic cheater, and Bec, his sister who is on a quest to find a malaria vaccine. Though seemingly opposites, neither can escape the bond of family. Meek’s agent has called it a “21st-century Anna Karenina.”

" Is like entering a hurricane; we end by reaching the cyclone’s eye, and we leave it exhausted, shaken’"

Le Figaro, Paris

‘A complex meditation on death and time and the family’

The Independent, London

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