In September the book club will be reading Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi.

The next meeting is scheduled for 22nd at September at 19:30, upstairs the Seven Stars pub.

Find out more in their dedicated Facebook group: The Upstairs Downstairs Book Group.

‘I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure.’

This is a tale of obsession and betrayal. This is a poisoned love story. But not between lovers – between mother and daughter.

Tara and Antara, the woman and her angry shadow. But which one is which?

Sharp as a blade and compulsively readable, Burnt Sugar slowly untangles the knot of memory and fiction that binds two women together, revealing the truth that lies beneath.