9th December 2022
8th October 201912:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Intercontinental, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB
Louise Candlish and Elizabeth Macneal
A sparkling drinks reception, followed by a delicious lunch while two award winning authors reveal the inspirations behind their latest books. Take a table of ten and entertain clients or socialise with friends or join our mixed tables and meet some likeminded women. Join us for a lunch that celebrates the good things in life; fizz, food, books and conversation.
Louise Candlish is the Sunday Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. Our House is a #1 bestseller in paperback, ebook and audiobook and winner of the British Book Award – Crime & Thriller Book of 2018. Optioned for TV by ‘Death in Paradise’ producers Red Planet Pictures, it was picked as a Book of the Year 2018 by the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Real Simple, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Express, Red and Heat. Louise lives in South London with her husband and daughter.
A feverish atmosphere is built up, with Candlish again skewering the peccadilloes and prejudices of her middle-class characters Sunday Times
Until Darren and Jodie move in, Lowland Way is a suburban paradise. Friendly neighbours. Children playing out in the street. But newcomers Darren and Jodie don’t follow the rules and soon disputes over loud music and parking rights escalate into threats of violence.
Then, early one Saturday, a horrific crime shocks the street. As the police go house-to-house, the residents close ranks and everyone’s story is the same: They did it. But there’s a problem. The police don’t agree. And the door they’re knocking on next is yours.
Born in Scotland, Elizabeth Macneal is a potter based in Limehouse, East London, working from a small studio at the bottom of her garden. She read English Literature at Oxford University, before working in the City for several years. Her debut novel The Doll Factory is being translated into 28 languages. It is a Sunday Times bestseller, a Radio 2 Book Club pick, and a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.
A stunningly confident first novel with a real sense of period and place . . . thoroughly engrossing. Ian Rankin
The Doll Factory, set in London in 1850/1 tells the story of Iris, an apprentice doll-maker who dreams of being a painter, and of Silas, a curiosity collector with ambitions of founding a museum dedicated to his macabre obsessions. Iris is asked to model for the Pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost who introduces her to a world of art and love. But Silas has thought of one thing only since a chance encounter, and his obsession is darkening.
The Doll Factory places Macneal’s imagined characters in the midst of real figures such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Millais and Lizzie Siddal. Female empowerment is a key theme of the novel: Iris’s dreams, talent, actions and ambitions are constrained by society yet she is compelled forward by a tenacious desire to fulfil her vocation and to become the person she knows herself to be.
If you would like tickets for a Gliterary Lunch, simply download and print off the Gliterary Lunch Order Form 2019 for completion and return it to us. You can either send a cheque made payable to Gliterary Lunches or to pay online, please request an invoice. Confirmation of your booking will be sent out to you along with information about the menu, table planning and how to pre-order wine and books if required.
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Excellent speakers, food and company - great event, not to be missed.
Daniela Gardiner, Panasonic