21st June 2020 | Live Stream

Book Club LIVE is Salon Lockdown's venture to invite us all to a Book Club with the author. So please join us on Sunday 21st June for a Book Club LIVEstream with award-winning author and journalist, Jini Reddy and her book, Wanderland - where she delves into the 'wanderlands' of Britain in search of the magical in the landscape.

A London journalist with multicultural roots and a perennial outsider, Jini determinedly sets off on this unorthodox path. Serendipity and her inner compass guide her around the country in pursuit of the Other and a connection to Britain's captivating natural world. Where might this lead? And if you know what it is to be Othered yourself, how might this colour your experiences? And what if, in invoking the spirit of the land, 'it' decides to make its presence felt?

Whether following a 'cult' map to a hidden well that refuses to reveal itself, attempting to persuade a labyrinth to spill its secrets, embarking on a coast-to-coast pilgrimage or searching for a mystical land temple, Jini depicts a whimsical, natural Britain. Along the way, she tracks down ephemeral wild art, encounters women who worship The Goddess, falls deeper in love with her birth land and struggles - but mostly fails - to get to grips with its lore. Throughout, she rejoices in the wildness we cannot see and celebrates the natural beauty we can, while offering glimpses of her Canadian childhood and her Indian parents' struggles in apartheid-era South Africa.

Wanderland is a book in which the heart leads, all things are possible and the Other, both wild and human, comes in from the cold. It is a paean to the joy of roaming, both figuratively and imaginatively, and to the joy of finding your place in the world.

Jini will be in-conversation with Salon London’s Helen Bagnall before we put your questions to her - LIVE.

Numbers will be limited. Access is £7 or free if you buy the bookWanderland, from us which we will send you. Alternatively, become a member and get unlimited access to all Salon events, live and online, across the year.

A link to the live stream will be e-mailed out to guests 48 hours before the event.