ELLE Book Club is live!

Last night's bookish antics

That's right, last night officially marked the first in our series of ELLE Book Club events - all in celebration of the written word.

After much anticipation (and eager thumbing through of our June ELLE Book Club pick, ) attendees settled down with a glass of Baileys in hand to chat to the novel's author, Emma Jane Unsworth.

We got the gritty lowdown on the inspiration behind our favourite - and more debauched - parts of Animals; Unsworth revealed her original title for the novel (The Rogues); a discussion was also sparked up about gendered negativity surrounding drinking culture, as well as societal pressures on women to 'behave'.

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Not to mention this all took place in an atmospheric courtyard venue, decked out with a delicious spread (all courtesy of The Hoxton Hotel).

If you didn't make it this time, don't forget our next event takes place Monday 7 July with Elizabeth Is Missing's Emma Healey.

Let us know what you thought, and tweet us at #ELLEBookClub

Book tickets for the next event

ELLE Book Club pick: Elizabeth Is Missing

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