21st March 2024
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21st March 202412:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Ghillie-Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD
Claire Daverley & Gemma Morgan
Enjoy a sparkling drinks reception and a delicious lunch while two award-winning authors tell you more about their writing inspirations and journey to getting published. Take a table of ten and fill it with clients or friends or book individual spaces and meet likeminded people.
Claire Daverley has been writing stories since she was 6 years old, inspired by art, film and many trips to the library. After graduating with a degree in Fine Art from the University of Oxford, she began a career in publishing, writing about books by day but penning her own by night, on trains, and in the light of the early mornings. She has spent most of her ife in Hertfordshire, but recently relocated to Scotland with her husband and spaniel.
For those that willed on the romance between Emma & Dexter in David Nicholls’ One Day and felt the pang of first love between Connell & Marianne in Sally Rooney’s Normal People, meet Will and Rosie.
Meeting as teenagers, they are opposites in every way, but over secret walks home and late-night phone calls, they become closer, destined to be one another’s great love story. Until one day, tragedy strikes, and any possibility of them being together shatters. But that tragedy – and their history – is what will connect them forever…
‘A beautifully written tale of the messily imperfect course that love takes’ Mike Gayle
‘If this isn’t on your radar it should be. The chemistry. The longing. The gorgeous prose. An utterlycaptivating love story. Books like those don’t come along often’ Caron McKinlay
Gemma Morgan began her career as an Army Officer and was the first woman to be awarded the Carmen Sword from HRH Princess Royal. She was Captain of the Wales lacrosse team, gaining 85 Caps. Gemma is an inspiring keynote speaker and leadership consultant sharing her expertise on a range of subjects including women in leadership, resilience, and what it takes to build a high-performing team. She is also a campaigner for mental health awareness and an ambassador for the charity, Help for Heroes.
When Gemma Morgan was 33, her husband found her by the roadside, delirious and choking on her own vomit. She was happily married with two young children, an outstanding army service record and a ﬁrst- class international sporting career. But underneath she was a wreck.
In 1996 she had been one of the few female recruits at Sandhurst’s prestigious Military Academy. Experiencing ﬁrst-hand the Army’s culture of misogyny, toxic masculinity and sexual abuse soon challenged her assumptions about the values she thought were at the heart of what it meant to serve. A highly unusual deployment then found her unarmed in the blood and mayhem of a war zone, powerless to alleviate the suﬀering surrounding her.
In her own words, Gemma shares the hard-hitting story of her abandonment by the Army, her subsequent battle with PTSD and her battle back from the brink.
‘Gemma speaks with powerful vulnerability – you could hear a pin drop.’ Jodie Kidd, Model, Racing Driver and TV Personality
If you would like tickets for a Gliterary Lunch, just click the Book Now button and select the number of places you want to reserve. For a whole table, order 10 places. If you are booking on behalf of an organisation and need a vat receipt or want an invoice rather than using a payment card, contact [email protected].
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Excellent speakers, food and company - great event, not to be missed.
Daniela Gardiner, Panasonic