Marking the end of our Palace (Book) Club for summer 2022 was Ashley Hickson-Lovence’s novel, The 392.

Set entirely on a London bus travelling from Hoxton to Highbury and taking place over just 36 minutes, the events of The 392 unfold through a cast of charismatic characters coming from very different worlds. With a novel set so close to home (Chats Palace even got a mention!) we felt it was only right to invite the author along to celebrate his success and chat to us about his inspirations for the book.

Mr Hickson-Lovence led a lively discussion on bus routes, gentrification and the rewarding but exhausting process of writing for the first time. We were grateful for his time and energy and would welcome him back to the Palace Club anytime!

You can purchase your copy of The 392 from our bookshop partner Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Rd, E5 0RN.

The Palace Club meet weekly on Tuesdays from 10.00am – 1.30pm and new members are always welcome!

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