Duchess of Cornwall picks Pullman and O'Brien for book club

Duchess of Cornwall picks Pullman and O'Brien for book club

The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed four more titles for her Reading Room book club, with novels from Philip Pullman, Amor Towles, Edna O'Brien and Antoine Laurain.

She launched her Reading Room Instagram account earlier this year, which is billed as “a celebration of literature in all its forms”. The account has already amassed more than 100,000 followers.

For its second season, the Duchess chose Pullman's The Book of Dust (Penguin and David Fickling), Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow (Windmill), O'Brien's Girl (Faber) and Laurain's The Red Notebook (Gallic).

On Pullman, she wrote: “Pullman's writing draws on influences ranging from philosophy, particle physics and theories of the multiverse to the poetry of William Blake, John Milton, world mythology and fairy tales.”

The club said it would be sharing some thoughts from the author himself in the coming weeks.

The Duchess also paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, writing: "As Patron of BookTrust, which I inherited from my late father-in-law His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, I would like to dedicate the next series of my Reading Room to him in memory of a great fellow reader."