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Does booze ruin book clubs?

The website The Middle Class Handbook has said that too much alcohol and choosing the George Eliot novel Middlemarch are two sure-fire ways of ruining an evening at a book club, alongside picking themed food and droning on too much about allegories.

Ana Sampson, co-author of The Book Club Bible, tells The World At One's Martha Kearney about the do's and dont's of literary circles.

  • 16 May 2012