GUILDFORD BOOK FESTIVAL
Venue: Guildford Harbour Hotel, Alexandra Terrace, Guildford GU1 3DA
Date: Monday 4th October 2021
Time: 12.30 - 15.00
Price: £45.00 (includes 2 course lunch)
Online booking subject to a 5% booking fee per ticket (capped at £5 per transaction)
Hosted by Katherine Higgins
Bestselling author and playwright Kate Mosse has written eight novels and short-story collections including the multimillion selling Languedoc Trilogy, and Gothic fiction including The Taxidermists’s Daughter. Her books have been translated into 39 languages and published in more than 40 countries. The City of Tears is the second book in Kate’s historical series which began with The Burning Chambers. Set in 16th century France it’s a thrilling story of love, loss, persecution and revenge.
Kate will also be talking about her non-fiction book, An Extra Pair of Hands – A Story of Caring, Ageing and Everyday Acts of Love, in which she relates her own story of finding herself a carer in middle age.
Known to millions from his appearances on programmes such as Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip the gregarious antiques expert Philip Serrell talks about his life as an auctioneer and his dual passions of Royal Worcester china and classic cars. With hilarious tales of dodgy cars, fakes in the saleroom, angry livestock, and mangled heirlooms, Philip’s book, What Am I Bid? is an entertaining, and informative, memoir of life under the hammer.
Kate and Philip will be interviewed by vintage expert and broadcaster, Katherine Higgins.
Food options: Roast chicken breast, tarragon mashed potato, glazed carrot, creamed chicken sauce with mushroom bacon and caramelised baby onion
Veggie: Porcini mushroom risotto, soft poached hens egg, pea cress salad
Individual lemon meringue tart with raspberry sorbet
Kindly sponsored by Charles Stanley