Don’t miss this fab­u­lous op­por­tu­nity to meet favourite au­thors and celebri­ties. Our stel­lar line-up will in­tro­duce you to some of the best books of the year

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Hear talks by your favourite au­thors and dis­cover some of theeayr’s otp ti­tles

Our day be­gins at 11.30am with a glass of pros­ecco and a chance to browse through the writ­ers’ books. We start our author ses­sions with best­selling nov­el­ist Jef­frey Archer, whose lat­est book This Was a Man com­pletes his Clifton Chron­i­cles fam­ily saga, and broad­caster Jeremy Vine, whose book What I’ve Learnt: What My Lis­ten­ers Say and Why We Should Take No­tice has just been pub­lished. Then we dis­cuss his­tor­i­cal fic­tion with three bril­liant nov­el­ists and mas­ters of the genre: Alan Hollinghurst ( The Sparsholt Af­fair ex­plores themes of love, art and class in the 20th cen­tury), Rose Tre­main ( The Gus­tav Sonata is set in wartime Switzer­land) and Ali­son Weir ( Anne Bo­leyn: A King’s Ob­ses­sion is the sec­ond of her Six Tu­dor Queens se­ries).

After a break for early af­ter­noon tea, dis­tin­guished politi­cians Har­riet Har­man and Chris Pat­ten will talk about their mem­oirs A Woman’s Work and First Con­fes­sion, both pub­lished this year. We end the day with fit­ness guru Rose­mary Con­ley, whose 3-2-1 Diet of­fers eat­ing plans to suit your per­son­al­ity; ten­nis leg­end Judy Mur­ray, whose mem­oir Know­ing The Score: My Fam­ily and Our Ten­nis Story charts chal­lenges and achieve­ments on and off the court; and vir­tu­oso vi­o­lin­ist Min Kym, who will play us out – although sadly not on the Stradi­var­ius that was stolen from her in a King’s Cross café, so vividly de­scribed in her haunt­ing mem­oir Gone.

There will be reg­u­lar breaks, giv­ing you the op­por­tu­nity to get your books signed – per­fect Christ­mas presents for friends and fam­ily. Copies of the au­thors’ lat­est books (also in­clud­ing some of their pre­vi­ous ti­tles) will be on sale for you to buy at a re­duced rate of 20% off the rec­om­mended re­tail price. Our Book Day ends at 5.30pm and you will go home with a fab­u­lous goody bag.

Alan Hollinghurst

Jef­frey Archer

Chris Pat­ten

Har­riet Har­man

Judy Mur­ray

Rose Tre­main

Min Kym

Rose­mary Con­ley CBE

Ali­son Weir

Jeremy Vine

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