Kate Mosse
at Poppy Loves Book Club

Kate Mosse at Poppy Loves Book Club

On Wednesday night, members of Poppy Loves Book Club gathered in their local groups all over the world to join in the conversation.

Last month we read The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse.

Kate joined us in Notting Hill for our discussions, and hundreds of Poppy Loves Book Club members joined in online on Facebook from all over the world….

We had decorated our space with props and themes from the book, and all the different book groups that joined in had done the same… including one of our newest book clubs in Niagara Falls, NY!

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Poppy Loves Book Club in Niagara Falls NY – that’s a real taxidermy chick!

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Poppy Loves Book Club, Jersey – some great feather action!

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Poppy Loves Book Club, Clapham – the nachos aren’t part of the decoration but were apparently very delicious!

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Poppy Loves Book Club, Wimbledon – what an amazing mask!

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Kate Mosse kicked off the evening with a reading from her book, which we all watched from our sofas, cafes, bars and homes… all over the world…

And then we were off – we talked and laughed and chatted and discussed… and Kate Mosse answered members’ questions live during the night…

Miss Magpie Fashion Spy was with us as well, live illustrating the event and capturing as many little magical moments as she could…

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We hired a crow from Taxidermy London – it really added something very special indeed…. we were IN the book!

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This amazing crow is from London Taxidermy – they regularly hire their amazing animals out to the film and TV industry, so you will probably have seen some them in the films Paddington, Spectre and Kingsman… and they also made an appearance in Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge and Celebrity Juice! And now, Poppy Loves Book Club!

The owner Alexis Turner has even written a book called Taxidermy, published by Thames and Hudson, so if you’re interested in knowing more about this incredible craft – make this your first port of call.

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Kate Mosse at Poppy Loves Book Club

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We bought the outside inside, creating a foresty feel… we even at a thunderstorm playing on my laptop in the background to really set the scene…

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Real Victorian pennies…

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Kate Mosse at Poppy Loves Book Club

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Miss Magpie Fashion Spy doing her amazing thing…

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All her pens! (So organised… I aspire to be this organised….)

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It’s a prop. (Promise).

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Connie’s journal… and the key to the store room…

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Kate Mosse had us all transfixed! (Miss Magpie Fashion Spy is doing her thing in the background…)

And then Miss Magpie revealed her amazing artwork… and it WAS AMAZING!!

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Miss Magpie Fashion Spy’s finished piece!

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Everyone loved it

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Kate Mosse signed our books for us before she whizzed back home to Sussex…

The evening was just wonderful and I was thrilled that so many Poppy Loves Book Club members joined in from all corners of our planet.

What a thing. It’s so exciting.

I have now announced this month’s book and you can find out all about this and everything else about joining and starting your own Poppy loves Book Club over here – www.poppylovesbookclub.com.

A huge thank you to Kate Mosse for joining us on Wednesday – we absolutely loved having you.

See you all at book club next month!

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This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)

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  1. I’m reading The Taxidermist’s Daughter right now and absolutely loving it – such a riveting, evocative read with the best elements of the Languedoc Trilogy and Mistletoe Bride short stories! Your book club evening looks so enjoyable and how amazing that Kate Mosse herself was in attendance! x

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