Over looking a sun drenched pitch at the Top of the Terrace Restaurant, Norwich City Football Club, more than 250 guests enjoyed a delicious meal followed by lively and entertaining chat at the summer Jarrold Literary Lunch.

Gillian Shephard at the Jarrold Literary Lunch Deborah Moggach at the Jarrold Literary Lunch Steve Berry at the Jarrold Literary Lunch

Introduced by Caroline Jarrold, the diverse panel of authors included former cabinet minister, Baroness Gillian Shephard, top selling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach and from Florida USA, the New York Times No. 1 best selling author, Steve Berry. The audience was treated to a fascinating insight into the background of each of the authors' books and along the way were transported from Westminster to the depths of the Welsh countryside and then back in time to explore mysterious Tudor secrets.

Signed copies of all the 3 books are currently available from the Jarrold Book Department:

The Iron Lady - Working with Mrs T by Gillian Shephard
Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach
The King's Deception by Steve Berry

Regular attendees of the twice-yearly lunch hailed yesterday's event as one of the best yet; the next Literary Lunch will be held in late autumn.