The Reading Agency is very excited to offer libraries the opportunity to take part in a special book club launched by Viking and television presenter, producer and director, Richard Osman by ordering our specially curated pack. The offer, which encourages reading groups to discuss a list of titles chosen by Osman, celebrates the publication of Osman’s debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club, published by Viking (an imprint of Penguin) on 3 September 2020.
Osman, who is best known as the creator and co-presenter of Pointless (BBC One), has personally selected six titles including his own novel, Bernardine Evaristo’s 2019 Booker Prize-winning Girl, Woman, Other and Caroline Kepnes’ You, which was adapted into a hit Netflix series in 2018.
About The Thursday Murder Club:
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
The pack contains:
- x1 printed booklet containing a list of Osman's 6 book club picks, a note on why he chose them and reading group questions, plus an exclusive author Q&A
- x1 digital booklet
- x1 A3 poster of The Thursday Murder Club book cover
- x1 A3 poster of the book club titles
- x1 The Thursday Murder Club bunting (5 metres)
- x1 pack of x20 The Thursday Murder Club bookmarks
The library with the best display will win a visit from Osman in 2021. To enter, please email your photos to email@example.com.
Please place your order by midnight on 14 August. Your pack will then be dispatched shortly after.
Please note, if you order a pack you are agreeing to use the materials and to send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org (these do not need to include people's faces), though we appreciate your ability to make use of the materials may be delayed as a result of the pandemic.
We'd also love to see you share pictures on social media using @PenguinUKBooks (@penguinbooks on Facebook) and @readingagency and the hashtag #thethursdaymurderclub.