Michèle Roberts is one of those writers descended perhaps as much from Monet and Debussy as Virginia Woolf or Keats… To read a book by her is to savour colour, sound, taste, texture and touch as never before.’ – The Times
For our final lunch of 2018, we are delighted to welcome the immensely distinguished novelist Michèle Roberts to discuss her most recent fiction, The Walworth Beauty. This haunting tale of desire and exploitation, isolation and loss, interweaves the 21st century and the Victorian past.
After losing her job as a lecturer, Madeleine moves to quiet Walworth cul-de-sac, where she senses a shift in the atmosphere, a current of unseen life, the murmurs of ghosts echoing through time…
Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House, which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in Mud: Stories of Sex and Love (2010). Half-English and half-French, Michèle Roberts lives in London and the Mayenne, France. She is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
The charge for the two-course lunch (starter, main course, coffee and chocolates) and a glass of club wine is £31 per person. To book, phone 020 7930 9871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or debit card. Please book by 5 pm on Friday, 7 December.