28th March 2019
17th May 2019
17th May 201912:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds LS1 2HQ
Louise Candlish & Christy Lefteri
Two award winning authors, Louise Candlish and Christy Lefteri, reveal the inspirations behind their latest books over a delicious lunch. Perfect for women entertaining clients or friends and book groups to meet up.
Louise Candlish is the author of eleven previous novels, including The Sudden Departure of the Frasers (recently option for TV), The Swimming Pool and the international bestseller Since I Don’t Have You. Louise studied English at University College London and worked as an advertising copywriter and art book editor before writing fiction.
It hooks from the first page… She brilliantly skewers the competitive camaraderie of middle-class gin-o’clock mothers in a feverish read that delivers surprises to the last. Sunday Times
Waterstones Thriller of the Month
When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blind-sided. Trinity Avenue has been her family’s home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Faced with a new family standing in their kitchen, Fi desperately calls her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her. He’s disappeared…
The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who is the guilty party?
Christy Lefteri was brought up in London and is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. The Beekeeper of Aleppo was born out of her time working as a volunteer at a Unicef supported refugee centre in Athens, and draws on her own personal experiences getting to know those escaping harrowing war torn regions. Everything in the book; dark or beautiful has come directly from people she has met.
Courageous, provocative, haunting. Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape
As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. On the way, Nuri is sustained by the knowledge that waiting for them is Mustafa, his cousin and business partner, who has started an apiary and is teaching fellow refugees in Yorkshire to keep bees. Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.
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