5th December 201912:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Intercontinental, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB
Catherine Steadman & 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.
Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She has appeared in leading roles on British television as well as on stage in the West End, most recently in Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution in 2018. In 2016 she was nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Oppenheimer. She is best known for her role as Mabel Lane Fox in Downton Abbey. She grew up in the New Forest and now lives in London with a small dog and average sized man. Something in the Water is her first novel and her second is due for release in early 2020.
A wild, page-turning ride! Reece Witherspoon
An opening worthy of Hitchcock’ Sunday Times
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; Mark is a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all, until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life. Determined to make things work, they book their dream honeymoon to the island of Bora Bora where Mark takes Erin scuba diving. When they find something in the water, their decision to keep their discovery a secret triggers a devastating chain of events. The perfect couple, the perfect crime.
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.
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
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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Wonderful event – it was an absolute tonic being in the company of the author and listening to her read her own work. Thank you! Will be recommending your lunches!
Alexandra Lavery, TFL