6th - 22nd October 2017

Main Event

Afternoon Tea with Margaret Drabble

  • 16
  • Oct

2014

Thursday

3.00pm

drabbleRuth Corney

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Enjoy afternoon tea with one of the grand dames of modern English literature in this intimate event at the historic Midland hotel. One of the most accomplished writers of her generation, Margaret Drabble is the author of seventeen acclaimed novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone and The Peppered Moth. Her latest novel, The Pure Gold Baby, is a life-affirming story of family, friendship, motherhood and transformation. Spanning several decades of dramatic change, it’s also a wise and powerful portrait of modern life and our shifting attitudes and responsibilities towards each other. Alice Sebold praised The Pure Gold Baby as ‘an unexpected gift from a great writer’ whilst The Observer called it ‘a unique and profoundly stirring book.’ This event is sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs.