In October the book club will be reading The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper.

The next meeting is scheduled for 27th October at 19:30, upstairs at the Seven Stars pub.

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

Sold by her mother. Enslaved in Pompeii’s brothel. Determined to survive.

Her name is Amara. Welcome to the Wolf Den…

Amara was once a beloved daughter, until her father’s death plunged her family into penury.

Now, she is owned by a man she despises and lives as a slave in Pompeii’s infamous brothel, her only value the desire she can stir in others. But Amara’s spirit is far from broken. Sharp, resourceful and surrounded by women whose humour and dreams she shares, Amara comes to realise that everything in this city has its price.

But how much will her freedom cost?