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Edinburgh Gliterary Lunch with Kirsty Wark & Elizabeth Buchan

5th December 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Intercontinental, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB

Kirsty Wark & Elizabeth Buchan

Edinburgh Gliterary Lunch with Kirsty Wark & Elizabeth Buchan

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.

The House by the Loch by Kirsty Wark

The Author

Kirsty Wark is a journalist, broadcaster and writer who has presented a wide range of BBC programmes over the past thirty years, including The Late Show, Newsnight and The Review Show. She has won  BAFTA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting, Journalist of the Year and Best Television Presenter.

Her debut novel, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and nominated for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award. Her second novel, The House by the Loch, has been inspired by her childhood memories and family, particularly her father.

Praise for Kirsty

A deeply satisfying work of pure imagination . . . sweeping and intimate Damian Barr, author of You Will Be Safe Here

The Book

From the bestselling author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, a novel of long-hidden family secrets that refuse to lie buried in the past . . .

Scotland, 1950s: Walter MacMillan is bewitched by the clever, glamorous Jean Thompson and can’t believe his luck when she agrees to marry him. Neither can she, for Walter represents a steady and loving man who can perhaps quiet the demons inside her. Yet their home on remote Loch Doon soon becomes a prison for Jean and neither a young family, nor Walter’s care, can seem to save her.  Many years later, Walter is with his adult children and adored grandchildren on the shores of Loch Doon where the family has been holidaying for two generations. But the shadows of the past stretch over them and will turn all their lives upside down on one fateful weekend.

The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan

The Author

Elizabeth Buchan was a fiction editor at Random House before leaving to write full time.  Her novels include the prizewinning Consider the Lily, international bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and Gliterary favourite The New Mrs Clifton. Her short stories are braodcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in magazines, she reviews for the national papers and has been a judge for the Whitbread and Costa Awards.

Praise for Elizabeth Buchan

Uplifting and sad and passionate and poignant all the same time. If you like your fiction to challenge you and sweep you along and break you just a little, this is for you.  Tammy Cohen

The Book

Laure owns and curates the Museum of Broken Promises in Paris. Every object has been donated – a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby’s shoe – and each represents a moment of grief or betrayal; it is a place where people can talk to their ghosts and lay them to rest.  Hidden among the displays are some artefacts from Laure’s own painful youth.

1985. When Laure flees to Prague following the death of her father, she finds life behind the Iron Curtain complex; drab, grey but charged with danger. Then she falls in love with a young dissident musician with terrible, unforeseen consequences.  Years later, the Museum helps her finally face up to her past and celebrate the passionate love that directed her life.


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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