Friends Event

Book Club: The Eight Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischwili

Six romances, one revolution, the story of the century.

At the start of the twentieth century, on the edge of the Russian Empire, a family prospers. It owes its success to a delicious chocolate recipe, passed down the generations with great solemnity and caution. A caution which is justified; this is a recipe for ecstasy that carries a very bitter aftertaste.

Stasia learns it from her Georgian father and takes it north, following her new husband, Simon, to his posting at the centre of the Russian Revolution in St Petersburg. Stasia’s is only the first in a symphony of grand but all too often doomed romances that swirl from sweet to sour in this epic tale of the red century.

Tea and Coffee will be served during the meeting

Location: Lecture Theatre Chester Beatty

Time: 15:00

Cost: €7

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92