Forthcoming events

SPRING 2017 events

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MARCH 22ND; JAKE ARNOTT AT THE DEVONSHIRE CLUB

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Jake Arnott is the best-selling author of The Long Firm and He Kills Coppers, amongst many other highly acclaimed novels. His latest, The Fatal Tree, is a clever blend of fact and fiction, and recounts the Moll Flanders story of Edgworth Bess and her partner in both love and crime, Jack Shepherd. Join us at The Devonshire Club on Wednesday March 22nd.

Tickets are £35 and include a hardback copy of The Fatal Tree, a six month subscription to Harper’s Bazaar, a glass of Champagne Bollinger and a chocolate treat.

 

 

FEBRUARY 21ST. SARAH PERRY AT ANNABEL’S

fullsizerenderFebruary’s Books That Built Me is back at glorious Annabel’s, where I will talk to Sarah Perry about her second novel, The Essex Serpent – a bewitching tale of superstition, science, love and friendship set in late Victorian England, which won the 2016 Waterstones Prize and was Costa shortlisted in the novel category – and about six of the books that have inspired her writing.

Tickets cost £35 and include a copy of The Essex Serpent, a glass of Bollinger, a bar of Prestat chocolate and a six month subscription to Harper’s Bazaar.

If you’d like to book a table for dinner at Annabel’s after the salon, please email me on mrstrefusis@gmail.com and I will arrange it for you.

JANUARY 17TH. CHRIS CLEAVE AT THE CLUB AT CAFE ROYAL

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The Books that Built Me’s 2017 season kicks off on 17th January with best-selling author Chris Cleave

Inspired by his grandparents’ wartime experiences, Chris Cleave’s evocative novel, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, follows the fortunes of its four protagonists from the outbreak of war to the summer of 1942 and examines what it means to love, lose yet remain courageous when in the face of devastating tragedy.

Everyone Brave is Forgiven is Chris Cleave’s fourth novel. His debut, Incendiary, was an international bestseller and multiple prize-winner. His second novel, The Other Hand, was Costa-shortlisted. His third book, Gold, confirmed his status as “one of our most powerful, important and psychologically insightful novelists”.

Cleave’s novels are published in thirty languages and have been adapted for screen and stage worldwide. He is a regular newspaper and broadcast contributor to the cultural debate on parenting, literature and human rights.

Cleave joins Helen Brocklebank at The Books That Built Me on January 17th to talk about Everyone Brave is Forgiven and to discuss the books that inspire his writing.

 

 

 

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For more information, please email mrstrefusis@gmail.com