Wednesday 26 September, 7:30pm Bookings
Following her talk and debut book launch at 6:30pm, author Clare Empson will join us for a light supper in the Mess Restaurant.
Orzo pasta with sun blush tomato and dill salad
Marinated bocconcini cheese
Cichèti : walnut pesto on crostini
Artichoke heart and Parmesan crostini
Our regular Supper Clubs are quickly gaining a dedicated following and a reputation for being relaxed, informal good fun with great food. Do book early however as spaces are limited. Click on the bookings link above to reserve your place at either the talk, supper or both! If you come along to the supper and talk we can offer you a discounted rate on the talk of £7 (usual price for talk £10).
Clare Empson’s debut novel HIM (Orion) has been described as ‘Brideshead Revisited meets Big Little Lies’. HIM is a novel about choices and those casual, seemingly simple decisions which can end up imploding our lives.
‘What a wonderful debut! It was dark, addictive and ultimately heart breaking.’ – Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
‘Gripping and kept me guessing – and so emotionally true.’ – Sophie Kinsella
‘Him is dark, gripping, original and totally heartbreaking. Clare Empson writes like a dream: taut and sophisticated, not a word wasted. I loved this book.’ – Francesca Jakobi, author of Bitter.
Clare is a journalist with a background in national newspapers – small business editor, finance correspondent and fashion at the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Express, freelance for The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Tatler amongst others. She currently lives in Dorset and works as editor/founder of experiential lifestyle website www.countrycalling.co.uk.