18th November 2021
2nd December 2021
27th May 20211:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Treat yourself to a sociable, interactive lunch hour, while an award-winning writer tells us the story behind the story. Rustle up a delicious lunch, pour yourself something sparkling and relax in great company.
JODIE CHAPMAN was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness until she was in her early 30s and only in recent years did she leave the faith. While not autobiographical, her experience influenced her central character Anna. She talks really passionately about her experience in the faith and the impact that books and reading fiction had on her leaving the faith.
‘A modern day Atonement meets David Nicholls. Beautifully written – I couldn’t put it down.’ Emma Gannon
Another Life follows a couple – Nick and Anna – who fall completely in love but can never quite find a way through their different lives and backgrounds to make it work. It is a thoughtful and passionate love story that draws on the author’s own experiences of being brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness, which is echoed in the central character Anna. A novel in which David Nicholls’ Sweet Sorrow meets Normal People, crossed with the real-life divided loyalties of Educated.
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.
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]
Wonderful event – it was an absolute tonic being in the company of the author and listening to her read her own work. Thank you! Will be recommending your lunches!
Alexandra Lavery, TFL