Books Read Aloud: ‘Mrs Caliban’ by Rachel Ingalls

The new online adult Books Read Aloud club will start its regular monthly sessions in January 2022. However, we would like to invite you to take part in taster events in November. During 1-1.5 long sessions, you will have the opportunity to get a flavour of what’s coming.

Believing in the power of books to improve people’s health and overall wellbeing, Book Club Bunch and LEVEL have joined forces to launch a new and revolutionary book club for adults.

Unlike other book clubs that expect participants to read in advance and prepare for the conversation, we welcome anyone to join the meetings at any time and without any preparation. You just have to be there and enjoy the finest works of literature, read aloud by professional actors and English literature scholars. 

There is no rigid session structure either! The conversations and discussions are spontaneous, frequently wandering off track to build a better connection with a story. Apart from governing the spontaneous discussions, our moderators will emphasise the gems of each book, and teach us to appreciate the many ways language can convey thoughts and ideas.

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This time we will explore ‘Mrs Caliban’ by Rachel Ingalls.

The amphibious cult classic: a magical tale of a suburban housewife’s affair with a frogman.

Dorothy is a grieving housewife in the Californian suburbs; her husband is unfaithful, but they are too unhappy to get a divorce. One day, she is doing chores when she hears strange voices on the radio announcing that a green-skinned sea monster has escaped from the Institute for Oceanographic Research – but little does she expect him to arrive in her kitchen. Muscular, vegetarian, sexually magnetic, Larry the frogman is a revelation – and their passionate affair takes them on a journey beyond their wildest dreams…

Rachel Ingalls’s Mrs Caliban is a bittersweet fable, a subversive fairy tale, as magical today as it was four decades ago.

Join us as we delve into two outstanding literary works and enjoy stories read out loud by amazing actors! We work in small groups to maintain an intimate atmosphere that suits the spirit of the event. Hurry up, and get your ticket before they run out! Gift yourself some ME (or couple) time, feel the power of a small community, and let great stories take you away!

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