Join our DIVA Community on Facebook for monthly Book Club discussions and interviews with each author!


If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space created by us as a way of bringing the LGBTQI community closer together during these difficult days in lockdown.

To keep us all entertained, we’ve launched our very own book club. Each month we’ll suggest a book by an LGBTQI author for all of you literature lovers. There will be plenty of variety and something for everyone. 

We’ll discuss each book in depth and even be joined by the author for an exclusive interview!

To kick things off, the first book we’ll be reading is Lullaby Beach by Stella Duffy – who will be joining us live Wednesday 3 March at 8pm for all the juicy details and to answer your questions.

Join our initial Book Club discussion on Tuesday 2 March for the chance to chat about Lullaby Beach before our panel discussion taking place Wednesday 3 March, live in the DIVA Community with Stella Duffy. The panel will be chaired by DIVA’s very own publisher, Linda Riley, and will be your chance to fire any of your burning questions about the book Stella’s way.

Stella Duffy grew up in New Zealand and lives and work in London. She has written 17 novels, over 70 short stories, and devised and/or written 15 plays. The Room of Lost Things and State of Happiness were both longlisted for the Orange Prize, and she has twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year. She has twice won the CWA Short Story Dagger.

The book synopsis reads: “When Lucy discovers the body of her great aunt Kitty, with a puzzling note and empty pill bottles by her bed, she can’t believe that the formidable woman who held her family together is gone – or understand why she has taken her own life. 

“Lucy is determined to decipher Kitty’s final message. What she finds will overturn everything she thought she knew about her family. 

“Lullaby Beach takes the reader on a journey through three generations of a complicated, close-knit family whose joys and misfortunes track many of the most pressing conflicts and concerns of post-war Britain, from the promise and hypocrisies of 1950s London to the political divides and risky freedoms of the present day. 

Told with the warmth, generosity and fierce passion which has won Stella Duffy so much praise over her career, Lullaby Beach is a brilliant story of loss and love, revenge and redemption.”

You can grab your copy of Lullaby Beach HERE.

In order to join the Book Club you need to complete the form below or CLICK HERE to register and make sure you join the DIVA Community if you haven’t already.

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