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London Gliterary Lunch with Nicci French & Joanne Harris

18th November 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London

Joanne Harris & Nicci French

London Gliterary Lunch with Nicci French & Joanne Harris

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.

The Lying Room by Nicci French

The Authors

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. There are twenty one bestselling novels by Nicci French, including the Frieda Klein series, published in thirty-one languages.

The Lying Room is their first standalone novel in 10 years.

 Praise for Nicci French

Nicci French is undeniably at the top of British psychological suspense writing, expert in the unguessable twist, supremely skilled at ratcheting up the tension. The Observer


The Book

A trusted colleague and friend.  A mother.  A wife.  Neve Connolly is all these things. Neve has also made mistakes; some small, some unconsciously done, some large, some deliberate.  She is only human after all.

But now one mistake is spiralling out of control.  Without ever meaning to do so, Neve has brought those around her into immense danger.  She can’t tell the truth without risking her marriage.  So just how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves?

A liar.  A cheat.  A threat.  Neve Connolly is all these things.  Is she also a murderer?

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

The Author

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…

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.

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

A very good event to take guests to for a treat. K Marinella, RBS

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

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