Manchester Gliterary Lunch with Karen Campbell and Sophie Hannah

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Manchester Gliterary Lunch with Karen Campbell and Sophie Hannah

Nov 22 (date tbc)

The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

Manchester Gliterary Lunch with Karen Campbell and Sophie Hannah

We are very excited to be launching in Manchester this year. 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.

Paper Cup
Karen Campbell


The Author

Karen Campbell has appeared both as an author and regular Chair at Gliterary Lunches.  Paper Cup is her latest novel, and she has written seven others: The Sound of the Hours; Rise; This is Where I Am; The Twilight Time; After the Fire;  Shadowplay and Proof of Life.

A graduate of Glasgow University’s Creative Writing Masters, Karen also teaches creative writing and carries out freelance communications training


The Book

What if going back meant you could begin again?

Rocked by a terrible accident, homeless Kelly needs to escape the streets of Glasgow. Maybe she doesn’t believe in serendipity, but a rare moment of kindness and a lost ring conspire to call her home. As Kelly vows to reunite the ring with its owner, she must return to the small town she fled so many years ago.

On her journey from Glasgow to the south-west tip of Scotland, Kelly encounters ancient pilgrim routes, hostile humans, hippies, book lovers and a friendly dog, as memories stir and the people she thought she’d left behind forever, move closer with every step.

Full of compassion and hope, Paper Cup is a novel about how easy it can be to fall through the cracks – and what it takes to turn around a life that has run off course.


Praise for Karen Campbell

The writing is bold, gritty and fearless.  The Sunday Times


The Couple at the Table
Sophie Hannah


The Author

Sophie Hannah is an award-winning poet and Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK, she has helped to create a Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge and she is also the founder of the Dream Author coaching programme for writers. She has recently published a self-help book called How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment – The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life. She lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.


The Book

You’re on your honeymoon at an exclusive couples-only resort. You receive a note warning you to ‘Beware of the couple at the table nearest to yours’. At dinner that night, five other couples are present, and none of their tables is any nearer or further away than any of the others. It’s as if someone has set the scene in order to make the warning note meaningless – but why would anyone do that?  You have no idea.

You also don’t know that you’re about to be murdered, or that once you’re dead, all the evidence will suggest that no one there that night could possibly have committed the crime.

So who might be trying to warn you? And who might be about to commit the perfect impossible murder?


Praise for Sophie Hannah

The Couple at the Table has everything you want in a mystery – a cryptic threat, a murder, a closed circle of suspects and an unguessable solution. Completely ingenious, entirely satisfying – a delight from start to finish.  Alex Michaelides, internationally bestselling author of The Silent Patient


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]

Confirmation of your booking will be sent out to you along with information about the menu, table planning and how to pre-order wine and books if required.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call us on 07525 791454 or email [email protected]

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Excellent speakers, food and company - great event, not to be missed.

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