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JARROLD SPRING LITERARY LUNCH 2017

Wednesday 22 March, 12 for 12.30pm
Top of the Terrace, Norwich City Football Club

JOIN US FOR ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JARROLD BOOK EVENT CALENDAR.

We are delighted to welcome Joanna Trollope and Mick Herron and Simon Thurley.

Our Literary lunches are invariably popular and successful, the perfect way to hear several great authors speaking about their recently published books. We welcome you to a fine two course meal presented by Delia's Canary Catering and the pleasure of listening to all the authors as they entertain us after lunch.

 

Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is a much-loved and highly regarded novelist. She has written several highly-acclaimed contemporary novels including The Choir, A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector's Wife, The Men and the Girls.
Other People's Children has been shown on BBC TV as a major drama serial. Under the name Caroline Harvey she also writes romantic historical novels. She has written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia's Daughters. Joanna was born in Gloucestershire and lives in London. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature. Joanna is from the same family as the acclaimed Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope.

About the book

City of Friends is Joanna Trollope's eagerly awaited twentieth novel.

The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London?

As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between.

But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits...

Mick Herron

We're huge fans here of Mick Herron's brilliant thrillers and delighted to welcome him to Norwich. Mick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel, Slow Horses, was described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years' by the Mail on Sunday and picked as one of the best twenty spy novels of all time by the Daily Telegraph. The second, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger. The third, Real Tigers, was shortlisted for both the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Sunday Express wrote that it 'revitalised the spy thriller genre'. Think of Graham Greene, or John le Carre's spy fiction - but grittier and funnier...

About the book

Never outlive your ability to survive a fight.
Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. Radioactive secrets and unfinished business go with the territory on Spook Street: he's always known there would be an accounting. And he's not as defenceless as they might think. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. 'Nasty old spook with blood on his hands' would be a more accurate description.

'The old bastard' has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining the myths and legends of Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb's team of pen-pushing no-hopers at Slough House. So it's Lamb they call to identify the body when Cartwright's panic button raises the alarm at Service HQ. And Lamb who will do whatever he thinks necessary, to protect an agent in peril...

Simon Thurley

Dr Simon Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a regular broadcaster on television and radio, and was until 2015 the Chief Executive of English Heritage, the government’s principal advisor on the historic environment in England. Previous posts have included Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces and Director of the Museum of London.

Simon is the author of a number of books on architectural history, including The Royal Palaces of Tudor England; Whitehall Palace and Hampton Court. In 2013 he published a major history of English architecture for Harper Collins, The Building of England. Simon is married to the historian Anna Keay and lives in Norfolk.

About the book

What was it like to live as a royal Tudor? Why were their residences built as they were and what went on inside their walls? Who slept where and with who? Who chose the furnishings? And what were their passions? The Tudors ruled through the day, throughout the night, in the bath, in bed and in the saddle. Their palaces were genuine power houses - the nerve-centre of military operations, the boardroom for all executive decisions and the core of international politics. Houses of Power is the result of Simon Thurley's thirty years of research, picking through architectural digs, and examining financial accounts, original plans and drawings to reconstruct the great Tudor houses and understand how these monarchs shaped their lives. Far more than simply an architectural history - a study of private life as well as politics, diplomacy and court - it gives an entirely new and remarkable insight into the Tudor world.