Glasgow Gliterary Lunch with Sara Sheridan & Christie Watson

Gliterary Lunches > Events > Glasgow > Glasgow Gliterary Lunch with Sara Sheridan & Christie Watson

Glasgow Gliterary Lunch with Sara Sheridan & Christie Watson

29th May 2024
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Grand Central, Glasgow

Speakers:
Sara Sheridan & Christie Watson

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.

The Secrets of Blythswood Square
Sara Sheridan

The Author

Sara Sheridan studied English at Trinity College, Dublin. Based in her home city of Edinburgh she has written 20 books including crime noir mysteries set in 1950s Britain, and novels based on real-life late Georgian and early Victorian explorers. She also writes non-fiction and children’s books. She received a Scottish Library Award, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Book Prize. She co-wrote two short films, one of which was nominated for a SkyMoviesMax Award. Sara appears on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent, blogs for the Guardian and the London Review of Books and has written for a variety of newspapers. She sits on the Committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland and the board of the writers’ collective ’26’. She is a member of the Historical Writers Association and the Crime Writers Association and mentors writers for the Scottish Book Trust.

 

The Book

1846. Glasgow is a city on the cusp of great social change, but behind the curtains, neighbours are watching, and rumours of improper behaviour spread like wildfire on the respectable Blythswood Square. When Charlotte Nicholl discovers that the fortune she has been bequeathed by her father is tied up in a secret collection of erotic art, she is faced with a terrible dilemma: sell it and risk shaming her family’s good name or lose her home.

An encounter with Ellory McHale, a talented working-class photographer newly arrived in Glasgow, leads Charlotte to hope she has found not only someone who might help her. Yet Ellory is hiding secrets of her own. As the truth begins to catch up with both women, will it destroy everything they’ve fought to build – or set them both free?

Praise for Sara Sheridan

‘Dripping with intrigue and luscious prose, this sumptuous novel shines a light on a Glasgow long past …I loved it.’ Karen Campbell, author

Moral Injuries
Christie Watson

The Author

Christie Watson is Professor of Medical Humanities at UEA and worked as an NHS nurse for over twenty years. She has written five books, including her first novel Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, which won the Costa First Novel Award, and memoir, The Language of Kindness which was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. Christie is a contributor to The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Telegraph and TEDx, and her work has been translated into 23 languages and adapted for theatre.

 

The Book

Moral Injuries is a medical drama that about ambition, betrayal and revenge. It follows three doctors as they come to terms – or not – with their choices and asks, when you’re trained to save, how far will you go to protect your own family? Ruthlessly ambitious Olivia, anxious perfectionist Laura and free-spirited risk-taker Anjali couldn’t be more different. Yet their friendship – which began the first day of medical school – has kept them inseparable these past twenty-five years. As wild all-nighters and exam pressure gave way to new motherhood and new jobs, their unbreakable bond helped them support each other through it all. Long ago, they promised that nothing would come between them, and to do anything for one another – including burying that night they have never spoken about: a university party fuelled by drugs, sex and secrets. But is there a limit to what we would do for those we love?

Praise for Christie Watson

‘… such a riveting account of frontline medicine, female friendship and family dynamics. Unique and compelling.’ Elizabeth Day

Bookings

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]

What People Say About Gliterary Lunches

Excellent speakers, food and company - great event, not to be missed.

Daniela Gardiner, Panasonic

Read more testmonials