The Thursday Book Club met in the Rams Head this week to discuss the Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd
Mary Lamb is confined by the restrictions of domesticity: her father is losing his mind, her mother watchful and hostile. The great solace of her life is her brother Charles, an aspiring writer. Then, Mary falls for the bookseller’s son, antiquarian William Ireland, from whom Charles has purchased a book that once belonged to William Shakespeare himself.
Peter Ackroyd creates an urban world of scholars and entrepreneurs, a world in which no one knows quite what to believe. The Lambs of London is a poignant, gripping novel of betrayal and deceit.