Wednesday 28 February 2024

11:00 - 12:00

Tommy's Lounge

LGBT+ History Month Book Club

Grab a hot drink and a cake and let's chat about Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins!

To celebrate LGBT+ History Month, we're taking this month to read Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins and then discuss it! What you liked, hated, the character you would die for, the line that had you laughing out loud, all of it.

Pick up a copy from the Book Swap shelf in Tommy's Lounge today!

Confessions of Frannie Langton

A servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife in this astonishing historical thriller that moves from a Jamaican sugar plantation to the fetid streets of Georgian London - a remarkable literary debut with echoes of Alias Grace, The Underground Railroad, and The Paying Guests.

All of London is abuzz with the scandalous case of Frannie Langton, accused of the brutal double murder of her employers, renowned scientist George Benham and his eccentric French wife, Marguerite. Crowds pack the courtroom, eagerly following every twist, while the newspapers print lurid theories about the killings and the mysterious woman being held in the Old Bailey.

The testimonies against Frannie are damning. She is a seductress, a witch, a master manipulator, a whore.

But Frannie claims she cannot recall what happened that fateful evening, even if remembering could save her life. She doesn’t know how she came to be covered in the victims’ blood. But she does have a tale to tell: a story of her childhood on a Jamaican plantation, her apprenticeship under a debauched scientist who stretched all bounds of ethics, and the events that brought her into the Benhams’ London home—and into a passionate and forbidden relationship.

Though her testimony may seal her conviction, the truth will unmask the perpetrators of crimes far beyond murder and indict the whole of English society itself.

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LGBT+ History Month

Sharanya (VP Education) has worked closely with the LGBT+ Society and the LGBTQ+ Community Officer Sam Bolton to deliver a range of events to raise awareness of this year's theme: Medicine #Underthescope and celebrate the achievements of LGBT+ people in the field.

Head to our campaign page to get involved!