Literary Lunch

Witty: Peter Bowles

Witty: Peter Bowles

Rated: Carol Drinkwater

Rated: Carol Drinkwater

Two of our favourite actors-turned writers will take the starring roles at the next literary lunch on Tuesday July 6. Carol Drinkwater is fondly remembered for her role in All Creatures Great and Small playing the wife of vet James Herriot. She is now also an established writer much admired for the trilogy of books about life and love on her beloved olive farm in the South of France.

Peter Bowles is one of our most versatile and successful actors. His memoir Ask Me If I'm Happy: An Actor's Life is a model of the genre - witty, self-deprecating and revealing. Reminiscent of David Niven's The Moon's A Balloon his book is brimful of theatrical stories.

In the chair once again is our incomparable master of ceremonies, the author of the Oscar Wilde mysteries and renowned wit and raconteur, Gyles Brandreth.

Lunch takes place at the smart Lancaster London hotel overlooking Hyde Park from 12.15pm. There will be a three-course lunch with wine and a reception with cash bar beforehand.

Tickets cost £65 per person. Please send cheques made payable to Daily Mail Literary Lunch with the name(s) of any guest(s) for the table plan to Caroline Hamilton Fleming, 27 Baalbec Road, London N5 1QN. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and will be sent the week commencing June 7. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Our thanks go to our sponsor Tesco, Britain's biggest and best supermarket bookseller who make these lunches possible with their generous support.

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