Peirene Supper Club: An Intimate Supper Club with Gøhril Gabrielsen, author of The Looking-Glass Sisters

11/09/2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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 Looking-Glass Sisters. For vegetarian options please contact with details once booking is confirmed.


Starters (Sharing Plates): Smoked Salmon with Dill and Horseradish Cream; Beetroot Salad
Main: Nordic Haddock with Seasonal Vegetables (New Nordic cuisine)
Dessert: Selection of  berries with parfait, Selection of chocolates
Drinks: Half a bottle of wine per guest (Boutique Lebanese wine); Coffee and Tea

looking_glass_sistersABOUT THE AUTHOR AND BOOK
A tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other.

Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom venture out and nobody visits. The older needs nursing and the younger keeps house. Then, one day, a man arrives…

Why Peirene chose to publish this book:

‘This is a tragedy about a woman who yearns for love but ends up in a painfully destructive conflict with her sister. It is also a story about loneliness – both geographical and psychological. Facing the prospect of a life without love, we fall back into isolating delusions at exactly the moment when we need to connect.’ Meike Ziervogel

Translated from the Norwegian by John Irons.

ghrilGøhril Gabrielsen, born in 1961, grew up in Finnmark, and currently lives in Oslo. She won Aschehoug’s First Book Award for her 2006 novel Unevnelige hendelser (Unspeakable Events), and was the recipient of the 2010 Tanum Scholarship for Women. Since the publication of her debut novel she has brought out two further books to great acclaim in her native Norway, Svimlende muligheter, ingen frykt (The Looking-Glass Sisters) and Skadedyr (Vermin). Her fourth novel is due out in 2015.


‘It’s a liberating feeling when you get a completely original story in your hands.’ Dagbladet

‘Raw and dark and wonderfully different from anything else.’ Dag og Tid

‘Innovative and sensuous.’ Bergens Tidende