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10th December 20201:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Treat yourself to a sociable, interactive lunch hour, while Victoria tell us the story behind One Night in August, her sequel to the bestselling The Island. Rustle up a delicious lunch, pour yourself something sparkling and relax in great company.
Victoria Hislop is the international bestselling author of The Island and The Return. In the United Kingdom, she writes travel features for The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, House & Garden, and Woman & Home. The Island sold over a million copies in the UK and has been translated into 24 languages. Victoria’s second novel, The Return, has been published in more than a dozen languages. She lives in Kent, with her husband Ian and their two children.
‘Victoria Hislop’s view of history in her novels is, like the writer herself, a compassionate and generous one’ Scotsman
In this long-anticipated sequel to her multi-million-copy Number One bestseller, The Island, we return to Crete. It is 25th August 1957 and the island of Spinalonga closes its leper colony. And a moment of violence has devastating consequences. Two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure of Spinalonga is forever coloured with tragedy.
In the aftermath, the question of how to resume life looms large. Stigma and scandal need to be confronted and somehow, for those impacted, a future built from the ruins of the past.
Number one bestselling author Victoria Hislop returns to the world and characters she created in The Island – the award-winning novel that remains one of the biggest selling reading group novels of the century. It is finally time to be reunited with Anna, Maria, Manolis and Andreas in the weeks leading up to the evacuation of the island… and beyond.
At each lunch one compelling award-winning author talks about their book and inspirations, and then answers any questions from the Chair and guests. Previous virtual lunches have featured the award-winning Sophie Hannah, the fantastically indomitable Ruby Wax, the wise and warm Fern Britton and the prolific best seller Louise Candlish. We have welcomed guests from all over the UK as well as much further afield including Switzerland, Singapore and South Africa.
Both authors and guest have found our Virtual Lunch Hour platform (Crowdcast) so easy to use: it allows for lots of chat, questions and social interaction making these virtual events incredibly sociable and interactive. Just click on the Book Now button, pay for your place and we will send you the link.
For those of you looking for corporate entertaining opportunities, why not book several places and then meet up on zoom or a similar platform to chat about the book afterwards.
The Virtual Gliterary Lunch Hour offers special sponsorship opportunities and tailored corporate packages : so can be a great way of keeping your company profile high while meeting in person is more challenging. Contact us for more information.
To book your space for this virtual Gliterary Lunch, just click the Book Now button. Once payment has been received, we will send you a registration email from Crowdcast which is the platform we use to host our virtual lunches.
Group Bookings: Please note that if you are paying for multiple places, you need to supply email addresses for all attendees. If you are booking on behalf of an organisation and need an invoice rather than paying by payment card, contact [email protected].
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call us on 07525 791454 or email [email protected]
Excellent speakers, food and company - great event, not to be missed.
Daniela Gardiner, Panasonic