Here’s an idea for a hands on activity your Book Club can enjoy whilst borrowing Eternal Love. The two tactile pictures explored in this title are a replica of the Bayeux Tapestry housed in Reading Museum, and Rossetti’s pre-Raphaelite masterpiece of eternal love, Beata Beatrix.
The Bayeux Tapestry is a world famous record of an historical event. There are other forms of handicraft which act as more personal memories, such as the sampler, which started life as a way of showing off the skill of embroiderers and became an educational tool for girls to convey their prowess with the needle and their religious piety. Perhaps you could ask a local Embroiderers’ Guild to give a talk or lead a practical session. They could bring some examples of different types of embroidery so that people could touch and explore the stitches and the feel of the fabric.
Over coffee and cakes you could play some music which captures the theme of endless love. Classical music lovers will enjoy Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet or Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, whilst Endless Love by Diana Ross or Always and Forever by Heatwave are good pop choices.
These ideas and more practical advice on how to run your Book Club session can be found in the Guidance Notes which accompany each title. Order Eternal Love from our free online library.