Edinburgh November Gliterary Lunch with Adele Parks & Jo Callaghan

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Edinburgh November Gliterary Lunch with Adele Parks & Jo Callaghan

8th November 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Ghillie-Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD

Adele Parks & Jo Callaghan

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.

Just Between Us
Adele Parks MBE

The Author

Adele was born in North Yorkshire. She is the author of 22 bestselling novels including the Sunday Times bestsellers Both Of You and One Last Secret. 4.75 million UK editions of her work have been sold and her books have been translated into 31 different languages. Adele’s Sunday Times Number One bestsellers Lies Lies Lies and Just My Luck were shortlisted for the British Book Awards and have been optioned for development for TV. She is an ambassador of the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency: both promote literacy in the UK. Adele has lived in Botswana, Italy and London and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey. In 2022 she was awarded an MBE for services to literature.

(image credit:  Teeside University)


The Book

This explosive thriller from Number One bestselling writer Adele Parks examines what it is to be a family and the dangerous lengths that people will go to for those they love.

Kylie Gillingham’s disappearance has gripped the nation: The woman with a shocking secret – married to two men at the same time – is missing, presumed dead. Both her husbands are suspects.

DC Clements knows that you can’t presume anything when it comes to crimes of the heart.  Kylie’s sons won’t accept that she is dead. Until a body is found, this scandalous and sad case remains wide open.

Stacie Jones lives a quiet life in a small village, nursed by her father as she recovers from illness, and shielded from any disquieting news of the outside world. But their reclusive life is about to be shattered.

How are these families linked, and can any of them ever rebuild their lives in the wake of tragedy?


Praise for Adele Parks

Twisted, urgent, shocking, satisfying – this is Adele Parks at the peak of her powers. Louise Candlish

In the Blink of an Eye
Jo Callaghan

The Author

Jo works full-time as a senior strategist, and she has carried out research into the future impact of AI and genomics on the workforce. She was a student of the Writers’ Academy Course (Penguin Random House), was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Writing Competition and Bath Novel Competition. After losing her husband to cancer in 2019 when she was just forty-nine, she started writing In the Blink of an Eye, her debut crime novel, which explores learning to live with loss and what it means to be human. She lives with her two children in the Midlands, where she spends far too much time tweeting as @JoCallaghanKat and is currently writing the second novel in the series.


The Book

In the UK, someone is reported missing every 90 seconds. Gone. Vanished. In the blink of an eye…

DCS Kat Frank knows all about loss. A widowed single mother, Kat is a cop who trusts her instincts. Picked to lead a pilot programme that has her paired with AIDE (Artificially Intelligent Detective Entity) Lock, Kat’s instincts come up against Lock’s logic. But when the two missing person’s cold cases they are reviewing suddenly become active, Lock is the only one who can help Kat when the case gets personal. AI versus human experience. Logic versus instinct.

With lives on the line, can the pair work together before someone else becomes another statistic? In the Blink of an Eye is a dazzling debut from an exciting new voice and asks us what we think it means to be human.

In The Blink of an Eye is currently in development for the screen with Neal Street Productions, a leading UK independent production company.


Praise for Jo Callaghan

The moral dilemmas created by artificial intelligence are brilliantly explored in this altogether very human novel. Sunday Times


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].

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.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call us on 07525 791454 or email [email protected]

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