YOUR INVITATION TO THE YOU BOOK DAY
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
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.
Rosemary Conley CBE