Tuesday 10th May Lunch, 12:30 - Award-Winning Writer and Former Home Secretary

Our agony uncle turns his hand to fiction with this fast-paced crime caper. On his daily commute between a house share and a dead-end job, Gary Nelson becomes intrigued by a mystery woman. Then a chance encounter with her on a late, homebound train leads him into mortal danger, on the run from both the Russian mafia and the police. Crystal Palace has not seen such excitement since Pickles the dog found the stolen World Cup on Beulah Hill in 1966.

Tim Battle, Librarian, comments:
Alan Johnson, ex-Mortlake postman, cabinet minister and raconteur has royally entertained us as one of our first authors. His novel is based on his experience as a minister when Alexander Litvinenko, a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and the KGB, was poisoned in London.

Richmond Literary Lunches start with a glass of wine on arrival followed by a delicious 2-course lunch – all for £38.50. Early Bird discounts for booking before April 4th £35. Book for 6, obtain one for free. 

For reservations please call Erin on 0208 940 1894, email recp@rmsgc.co.uk or online at www.eventbrite.com

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In collaboration with The Open Book, Richmond’s oldest bookshop, we are reviewing whom to invite for 2022.

Librarian, Curator Tim Battle at timbattle@gmail.com would welcome any feedback, suggestions you might have.

Suggestions for future events

Susan Hill-The Betrayal of Trust   Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award

Simon Schama -A History of Britain  A gripping history of the British Isles.

Sally Rooney– Normal People  ‘Emotionally frank, generous and expansive’.  Richard Saker The Observer.

Gail Honeyman– Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine    Costa Book Award for First Novel

Sarah Moss- Ghost Walls    Novel with roots in England’s deep past

Anna Burns – Milkman     Inventive, funny novel about The Troubles in Northern Ireland

Chimamanda Ngoze Adiche   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, writer of short stories, and nonfiction

Ben Macintyre- The Spy and the Traitor    Described by John Le Carre as The Best True Spy Story I have Ever Read

Giles Milton- D-Day     The definitive boots-on-the-ground account of the greatest invasion in history.

Kate Raworth-Doughnut Economics    A Financial Times “Best Book of 2017

Roger Moorhouse-The Third Reich in 100 Objects    ‘Fascinating objects that expose the poisonous reality of Hitler’s Germany’ Dan Snow

Anita Anand-Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary    ‘The story is fast-paced and thrilling … A noble book *****’   The Daily Telegraph.

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