Friday 13 December 2019
Literary lunch: Salley Vickers and Grandmothers
Meet Nan, Blanche and Minna who define the role of grandmother, and their relationships with the younger generation, in their individual ways.
Fiercely independent Nan leads a secret life as an award-winning poet – when she is not researching her own funeral.
Elegant Blanche’s hostile daughter-in-law deprives her of the company of her beloved granddaughter, Kitty – drinking and shoplifting are her solace.
Bookish Minna shares a passion for reading with surrogate granddaughter, Rose – in the safety of her shepherd's hut.
The outlook of all three is radically altered both through the children they love and through their encounters with each other when they discover that the past is always with us and that we go on learning and changing until the very end.
Salley Vickers is the author of many highly-acclaimed novels, including Miss Garnet’s Angel, The Cleaner of Chartres, Cousins and top ten Sunday Times bestseller, The Librarian. She has worked as a teacher of children with special needs, a university teacher of literature and as a Jungian psychoanalyst, attributing such success as she has achieved in life to an early addiction for reading. Liverpool-born and grandmother-of-three, Salley Vickers currently divides her time between London and Wiltshire.
A book selling and signing session, hosted by Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, will follow the lunch and Sally's talk.
Date: Friday 13 December, 12 noon for 12.30pm, until around 3pm
Price: £29.50pp to include a two-course lunch with a glass of wine and coffee.