The Artswords Reading Group will meet at Lower Shaw Farm at 7.30pm Tuesday 16th January – Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler.

A classic Philip Marlowe adventure by Raymond Chandler, author of The Big Sleep and undisputed master of hard-boiled crime

“Eight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married – until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back. PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe’s search for Velma turns up plenty of dangerous gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later. And soon what started as a search for a missing person becomes a matter of life and death . . .”

‘One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain’ Sunday Times

‘Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes’ Anthony Burgess

If you are interested in taking part in the lively, deep, humorous and intensely interesting discussions that the group is known for then contact matt@lowershawfarm.co.uk, new members are always more than welcome.

For other reading groups across Swindon, run by Swindon Libraries, see here.

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