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Leeds Gliterary Lunch with Joanne Harris & Sarah Vaughan (date tbc)

5th November 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds LS1 2HQ

Joanne Harris & Sarah Vaughan

Leeds Gliterary Lunch with Joanne Harris & Sarah Vaughan (date tbc)

Bestselling writers reveal the inspirations behind their writing while you enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of favourite clients, colleagues or friends.

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

The Author

Joanne Harris – Kyte Photography

Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French writer, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories.  Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy.  In 2000, her 1999 novel CHOCOLAT was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.  CHOCOLAT has sold over a million copies in the UK alone and was a global bestseller.   She is an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.

Praise for Joanne Harris

‘Evocative… sure to delight Chocolat  fans’ – The Observer



The Book

The compelling new Chocolat novel, published 21 years after Joanne’s original bestseller

Vianne Rocher has finally settled down.  Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has become her home.  With Rosette, her “special child”, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community.  Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend.

But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy old village is once again thrown into disarray.  The arrival of Narcisse’s relatives, the departure of an old friend and the opening of a mysterious new shop in place of the florist’s across the square – one that mirrors the chocolaterie, and has a strange appeal of its own – all seem to herald some kind of change: a confrontation, a turbulence.  Perhaps, even, a murder…


Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

The Author

Sarah Vaughan – photo by Philip Mynott

Brought up in Devon, Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to become a journalist.  After eleven years at the Guardian she left to become freelance and write fiction. Anatomy of a Scandal, her third novel was an instant international bestseller, a Sunday Times top five bestseller, a number one kindle bestseller and listed for numerous prizes.  It has been translated into 22 languages and been optioned for television. Little Disasters is her fourth novel, and, so far has been sold to the US, France, Portugal, Sweden and Spain.

Praise for Sarah Vaughan

‘Compelling, beautifully written, so perceptive and emotionally devastating… it feels like an important book as well as a brilliant read.’ – Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party


The Book

A doctor forced to make a decision. A mother living with the consequences.

Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other?

When Jess arrives at hospital carrying her 10month old baby with a head injury and a story that doesn’t add up, Liz is the doctor on call. Jess has devoted her life to the perfect family and home. But she is holding so many secrets. As the truth begins to emerge, Liz is forced to question everything she thought she knew: about Jess and about herself

Join us for a sparkling combination of good food, good books and good company.

Gather over canapes and fizz before sitting down to a delicious lunch while two award winning writers talk about the inspiration behind their latest books.  Treat your clients or catch up with likeminded friends.

“Love books, love lunch, love Gliterary Lunches!” – Lesley Boyle, Milne Craig

I love Gliterary Lunches.  You introduce me to books I might not have otherwise known about. B Morton, Edinburgh

Fantastic way to catch with clients in a relaxed setting – with the added bonus of signed booksLorna Innes, First Scottish

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