BookMachine Members discount for Bloomsbury Book Club


It’s that time again, when we think about BookMachine Members (not that we ever stop thinking about you, of course!) and what events they might like going to. As always, Bloomsbury Book Club are BookMachine-friendly and are offering members 20% off events. If you’re a member just log-into the members dashboard to pick up your discount code.

So there are two events coming up that you might like to take advantage of, hosted by the dynamic Bloomsbury team.

1. Bloomsbury Book Club with Justin Cartwright

Interview by Boyd Tonkin (Tuesday 29th September)

Book 1Up Against the Night is an intimate exploration of one man’s relationship with South Africa, its turbulent history and uncertain present. Justin Cartwright will discuss how he created an intensely serious novel which also vividly encompasses the absurdity and comedy of life.  Like his main protagonist, Justin Cartwright is a descendant of the South African Boer leader Piet Retief.  In 1838 Retief was murdered by the Zulu King Dingane, and has been an icon of Afrikaners ever since.


Tickets: £20 including a hardback book or £10 without the book (20% off for BM members)

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2. Bloomsbury Book Club with Stephen Kelman

 Interview by Erica Wagner (Wednesday 7th October)

Book 2

Man on Fire is the powerful and touching story of John Lock who comes to India to meet his destiny. Fleeing the quiet desperation of his life in England he has come to offer his help to Bibhuti Nayak, a man who has learned to conquer pain, a world record breaker who specialises in feats of extreme endurance and ill-advised masochism. Amongst others Bibhuti holds the world records of doing 1448 sit-ups in one hour and having 31 watermelons dropped on his stomach in one minute from a  height of 10 metres! As John is welcomed into the colour and chaos of Bibhuti’s life in  Mumbai he learns more about life, and death, and everything in between than he could ever have bargained for.


Tickets: £20 including a hardback book or £10 without the book (20% off for BM members)

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