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The Grand Connaught Roooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA
Esther Freud & Georgia Pritchett
SOLD OUT. 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.
Esther Freud trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. After publishing her second novel, Peerless Flats, she was chosen as one of Granta’s Best of Young British novelists along with KazuoIshiguro and Jeanette Winterson. Her last novel, Mr Mac and Me, won Best Novel in the East Anglian Book Awards. Esther Freud’s first full length play Stitchers was produced at the Jermyn St Theatre in 2018, and in 2019 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. I Couldn’t Love You More is her ninth novel.
These are the stories of thousands of real women, and Freud quietly does them justice … It is a crafted novel, made with great skill and attention … “How do we even know we’re not dead?” little Freya asks Kate. This book is how. Ella Risbridger, Guardian
Rosaleen is still a teenager, in the early Sixties, when she meets the famous sculptor Felix Lichtman. Felix is dangerous, bohemian, everything she dreamed of in the cold nights at her Catholic boarding school. And at first their life together is glitteringly romantic – drinking in Soho, journeying to Marseilles. But it’s not long before Rosaleen finds herself fearfully, unexpectedly alone. Desperate, she seeks help from the only source she knows, the local priest, and is directed across the sea to Ireland on a journey that will seal her fate.
Kate lives in Nineties London, stumbling through her unhappy marriage. But something has begun to stir in her. Close to breaking point, she sets off on a journey of her own, not knowing what she hopes to find.
Aoife sits at her husband’s bedside as he lies dying and tells him the story of their marriage. But there is a crucial part of the story missing and time is running out. Aoife needs to know: what became of Rosaleen?
Georgia Pritchett is a multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer. Her writing and production credits include Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Miranda, The Thick of It and many more. She is currently a writer and co-executive producer on HBO’s critically acclaimed show Succession, now in its third season. She has five Emmys, five Writers’ Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, a Bafta and a Trampolining Proficiency Level 1 Certificate.
I do love this book. Georgia seamlessly weaves humor and pathos into each wonderful passage. Will Ferrell
Meet Georgia Pritchett: the new friend we all need right now. She’s here to tackle the big stuff: hamsters, misogyny, and the monsters under our beds. And along the way she’ll make you laugh – while allowing us all to feel okay with the fact that not everything in life has a happy ending.
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].
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Excellent speakers, food and company - great event, not to be missed.
Daniela Gardiner, Panasonic