Meet Joanne Harris at LIVE author events with woman&home Book Club

With our exciting live author events this autumn, you can meet Joanne Harris and Andrea McLean!
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  • We know how much you love getting the inside story on how bestselling writers work. That’s why we’re bringing you a brand new series of live author events to enjoy FREE, from Woman & Home Book Club


    Put these dates in your diary and join us to meet three of the UK’s bestselling authors this autumn. You can register NOW for any of our live author events to make sure of your place. They’re all FREE.

    Wednesday 16 September 2020


    Joanne Harris will join Zoe West.

    The author of the much-loved Chocolat series, and popular standalone novels, Five Quarters Of The Orange and Blackberry Wine, is back with her third folk-inspired novella, Orfeia – a stunning and original modern fairytale.

    The author, known for her magical, atmospheric style, will be chatting to Woman & Home books editor Zoe West about her books, what inspires her, and sharing some of her  writing secrets.

    Like to ask Joanne a question? Join the Q&A live, or send it in advance to



    Thursday 1 October 2020

    Andrea McLean: BOOKS I HAVE LOVED

    Presenter and author Andrea McLean

    Andrea McLean shares her top books Photo: Nicky Johnston

    From ITV’s Loose Women, Andrea McLean is one of the friendliest and most recognisable faces on TV. Andrea’s new book, This Girl Is On Fire, is an empowering look at how we need to celebrate our achievements – and stop putting ourselves down. You’ll feel uplifted and inspired by this powerful read.

    As well as sharing the personal dilemmas and crises that inspired her writing, Andrea has also picked six special books and will explain why they’ve been so important in her life.

    The event is hosted by Jane Kemp, and you can send questions for Andrea in advance to Or you can ask questions on the Q&A link, live during the event.


    Our previous live author events

    Our most recent author event was our evening with bestselling author and screenwriter Lynda La Plante, who joined us for Books I Have Loved.

    Bestselling author Lynda La Plante. Photo: Monte Farber

    She started her career as an actress, and went on to create some of fiction’s and TV’s greatest characters, from Prime Suspect’s DCI Jane Tennison, to Dolly Rawlins of Widows.

    At our live author event, Lynda told us about her stunning new book, Blunt Force, which sees the return of young Jane Tennison.

    In this story, things can’t get much worse for detective Jane Tennison. Unceremoniously kicked off the adrenaline-fuelled Flying Squad, she now plies her trade in a small and sleepy police station in the heart of London’s affluent Knightsbridge.

    With only petty crime to sink her teeth into, Tennison can feel her career slowly flatlining. That is until the discovery of the most brutal murder Jane has ever seen. Big-time theatrical agent Charlie Foxley has been found viciously beaten to death with a cricket bat.

    He had a lot of powerful friends – but just as many enemies. And alongside her old friend DS Spencer Gibbs, Tennison must journey into the salacious world of show business to find out which one is the killer, before they strike again.

    Plus we discussed Buried, the first in Lynda’s brand new series featuring detective Jack Warr. The book links back to the dark past of Widows, one of Lynda’s all-time greats.

    She also shared the six books that have had a special impact on her life.

    Previous author events have also included ‘In Conversation With’ bestselling authors Veronica Henry, Karen Swan and Sophia Money-Coutts, whilst author Lesley Pearse chatted about her latest book Liar, and told us about her favourite reads in ‘Books I Have Loved‘.

    Top publisher Orion brought us amazing insights into how to get published with the first in our Masterclass series, with fiction editorial director Charlotte Mursell and bestselling author Cathy Bramley.

    And in the meantime, if you’re looking for more recommendations for your own book club, or book shelf, you may like to try this selection of Best Book Club Books.

    Join us!

    We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to our autumn events – see you there!

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