Peirene Supper Club: An Intimate Supper Club with Hanne Orstavik, author of The Blue Room

12/06/2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
£45 for one; £80 for two guests
Book and Kitchen
020 3417 8266
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You are invited to join an award-winning author for an evening of delicious food, good conversation and great literature in the exclusive setting of Book and Kitchen on the All Saints Road in Notting HIll.

The Peirene Supper Club is an intimate dinner for 16, providing you with exclusive and personal access to the great minds of contemporary European literature.  Dinner will be served at 7.30 pm in the lower ground floor of Book and Kitchen and a welcome drink at 7 pm on the ground floor.

Ticket price includes dinner, half a bottle of wine and a copy of The Blue Room. For vegetarian options please contact with details once booking is confirmed.


Starters (Sharing Plates): Savoury Lefse (2 variations); Meatballs (Vegetarian Option available)
Main: Lightly roasted wild salmon with a fresh dressing of cucumbers, dill and ginger (Vegetarian Option available to be pre-booked)
Dessert: Sweet Lefse; Selection of fruit; Selection of chocolates
Drinks: Half a bottle of wine per guest (Boutique Lebanese wine); Coffee and Tea


A novel about a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine.

Johanne is a young woman in her twenties who lives with her mother. When she falls in love with Ivar, she finally feels ready to leave home. The couple plan a trip to America. But the morning of her departure, Johanne wakes up to find the door locked. Can she overcome her fears? Will she shout for help? Will she climb out of her fourth floor window?

Why Peirene publishes this book:

‘Everyone who has read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ should read this book. Why? ‘The Blue Room’ holds up a mirror to a part of the female psyche that yearns for submission. The story shows how erotic fantasies are formed by the relationship with our parents. It then delves further to analyse the struggle of women to separate from their mothers – a struggle that is rarely addressed in either literature or society.’  Meike Ziervogel

Hanne Orstavik

Hanne Orstavik is one of the most admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. She has published several acclaimed novel and has received many literary prizes, including the Dobloug prize for her entire literary output as well as the Brage prize, Norway’s most prestigious award. Orstavik’s novels have been translated into 18 languages but never, until now, into English

The Blue Room - A woman’s struggle to separate from her mother. A brilliant and important book. Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin.