Two award winning authors, Louise Candlish and Christy Lefteri, reveal the inspirations behind their latest books over a delicious lunch. Perfect for women entertaining clients or friends and book groups to meet up.
Our House by Louise Candlish
Louise Candlish is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twelve novels. OUR HOUSE is a #1 bestseller and is shortlisted for a 2019 British Book Award – Crime & Thriller Book of the Year. Optioned for TV by ‘Death in Paradise’ producers Red Planet Pictures, it was picked as a Book of the Year 2018 by the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Real Simple, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Express, Red and Heat. Louise’s new thriller THOSE PEOPLE follows in June 2019.
Praise for Louise
It hooks from the first page… She brilliantly skewers the competitive camaraderie of middle-class gin-o’clock mothers in a feverish read that delivers surprises to the last. Sunday Times
When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blind-sided. Trinity Avenue has been her family’s home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Faced with a new family standing in their kitchen, Fi desperately calls her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her. He’s disappeared…
The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who is the guilty party?
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
Christy Lefteri was brought up in London and is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. The Beekeeper of Aleppo was born out of her time working as a volunteer at a Unicef supported refugee centre in Athens, and draws on her own personal experiences getting to know those escaping harrowing war torn regions. Everything in the book; dark or beautiful has come directly from people she has met.
Praise for Christy Lefteri
Courageous, provocative, haunting. Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape
As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. On the way, Nuri is sustained by the knowledge that waiting for them is Mustafa, his cousin and business partner, who has started an apiary and is teaching fellow refugees in Yorkshire to keep bees. Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.
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