In collaboration with Cocoa Encounters, we present the chocolate pairings for the life affirming novel from Matt Cain; ‘The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle’, published by Headline.
64-year-old Albert Entwistle has been a postie in a quiet town in Northern England for all his life, living alone since the death of his mam 18 years ago. He keeps himself to himself. He always has. Because he has a secret.
But he’s just learned he’ll be forced to retire at his next birthday and with no friends and nothing to look forward to, the lonely future he faces terrifies him.
His only hope is going to be telling the truth.
So he must learn to go after what he wants. And he must find the courage to look for the man that, many years ago, he lost – but has never forgotten . . .
Join Albert as he sets out to find the long-lost love of his life, and has an unforgettable and completely life-affirming adventure on the way . . . This is a love story the likes of which you have never read before!
‘About the Book’, by Headline Publishing
Our book club hosts, Kathryn and Cat, read from cover-to-cover, and digested the book’s events, characters and themes. Then, with a tour of the Cocoa Runners craft chocolate library, they found a selection of bars which paired with the book.
You can follow their discussion of the book and the chocolate pairings in the video below.
You can also buy the book for yourself HERE
Jan B. –
Having never experienced a book reading and chocolate tasting before I was a bit unsure about what to expected…but have to say I just love this!!! What a clever idea. I’m reading the book and then reviewing the tasting notes and booking reading comments https://cocoaencounters.co.uk/chocolate-book-clubs/matt_cain_albert/ and I think this is just genius. This is something I would have never done myself and being allowed to be part of this virtually allows me to be connected and learn about literature and chocolate in ways I would have never expected. Really looking forward to the next pairing – thank you for creating this!!!