London Gliterary Lunch with Kamila Shamsie & tbc

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London Gliterary Lunch with Kamila Shamsie & tbc

25th November 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Grand Connaught Roooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA


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.

Best of Friends
Kamila Shamsie


The Author 

Born and brought up in Karachi, Kamila Shamsie moved to the UK in 2007. She was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist in 2013 and is the author of seven novels.  She has twice been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize with Burnt Shadows and A God in Every Stone.  She later won it with Home Fire, which also won the London Hellenic Prize, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize 2017 and was shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Award amongst other awards.  She is published in over 30 languages.  Best of Friends was picked as a Fiction highlight for 2022 by the Financial Times, the Guardian, Daily Mail, New Statesman and Observer.


The Book 

Opening in Karachi in 1988, Best of Friends explores the friendship of two women, Maryam and Zahra.  When we meet them in Karachi, they are best of friends though their families are socially and politically apart. A decision made in a split-second one night, as the dictatorship falls, will change the course of their lives. Moving to London 30 years later, we zoom in on Maryam and Zahra, the different paths they have taken and the things they care about.  Maryam is moving among the political and social elite, whilst Zahra is a leading human rights lawyer. Best of Friends is a novel about Britain today, and about power and how we use it.   Like Home Fire, Best of Friends propels to its jaw–dropping climax.


Praise for Kamila

A new Kamila Shamsie novel is always worth celebrating, but Best of Friends is something else:  an epic story that explores the ties of childhood friendship, the possibility of escape, the way the political world intrudes into the personal, all seen through the lens of two sharply drawn protagonists. The Observer




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