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.
Laura’s debut The Versions of Us, was a number-one bestseller and, along with her second, Greatest Hits, was published in multiple countries and languages. This Beating Heart is out in August 2022; and Gifts is released in paperback in November.
As an arts journalist and theatre critic, Laura has written regularly for The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph and Time Out London. She also writes non-fiction, short stories, and is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University and has mentored for the Arts Emergency and Spread the Word.
Laura lives with her husband Andy, son Caleb and cat Eno in rural Kent.
Twelve people , twelve gifts , one Christmas to remember. A delightful modern spin on The Twelve Days of Christmas, Barnett’s heart-warming novel revolves around a dozen interconnected people and their struggles to alight upon the perfect gift for someone they love. … the world was still licking its collective wounds and there was still suffering everywhere, suffering and loneliness and sadness. Despite all this, it was good: it was kindness, it was giving without thought of recompense, it was light in the darkness.
From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Versions of Us comes a novel about how wonderful and sad and difficult and happy and strange Christmas can be. Stories to inspire, move and comfort.
Praise for Laura Barnett
I thoroughly enjoyed this gorgeous festive tale. Told in the form of interlinked short stories, it’s beautifully written and highly emotionally intelligent. Daily Mail
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