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24th November 202212:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Met Hotel, Leeds
Sophie Hannah & Laure Van Rensburg
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.
Sophie Hannah is an award-winning poet and Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK, she has helped to create a Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge and she is also the founder of the Dream Author coaching programme for writers. She has recently published a self-help book called How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment – The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life. She lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.
You’re on your honeymoon at an exclusive couples-only resort. You receive a note warning you to ‘Beware of the couple at the table nearest to yours’. At dinner that night, five other couples are present, and none of their tables is any nearer or further away than any of the others. It’s as if someone has set the scene in order to make the warning note meaningless – but why would anyone do that? You have no idea.
You also don’t know that you’re about to be murdered, or that once you’re dead, all the evidence will suggest that no one there that night could possibly have committed the crime.
So who might be trying to warn you? And who might be about to commit the perfect impossible murder?
The Couple at the Table has everything you want in a mystery – a cryptic threat, a murder, a closed circle of suspects and an unguessable solution. Completely ingenious, entirely satisfying – a delight from start to finish. Alex Michaelides, internationally bestselling author of The Silent Patient
Laure Van Rensburg is a French writer living in the UK and an Ink Academy alumna. Her stories have appeared in online magazines and anthologies such as Litro Magazine, Storgy Magazine, The Real Jazz Baby (2020 Best Anthology, Saboteur Awards 2020), and FIVE:2:ONE. She has also placed in competitions including 2018 & 2019 Bath Short Story Award.
Steven Harding is a handsome, well-respected professor. Ellie Masterson is a wide-eyed young college student. Together, they are driving south from New York, for their first holiday: three days in an isolated cabin, far from the city.
Ahead of them, the promise of long, dark nights – and the chance to explore one another’s bodies, away from prying eyes.
It should be a perfect, romantic trip for two. Except that he’s not who he says he is. But then again, neither is she…
Brutal, tense, and utterly compelling, Laure Van Rensburg is an electrifying new voice. Louise O’Neill
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Excellent speakers, food and company - great event, not to be missed.
Daniela Gardiner, Panasonic