Helena Attlee and Caroline Montague discuss with Caroline Sanderson how, whether fact or fiction, impeccable research makes for a good story.
Helena Attlee’s inspiration is Italy. As well as her many gardening books, Helena is the author of The Sunday Times best seller The Land Where Lemons Grow (2015 Guild of Food Writers Book of the Year and TLS Book of the Year). It was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, as is Lev’s Violin.
‘easy, luminous prose, infused with a deep understanding for the way human value accrues mysteriously in things, and in the act of making them’ Ivan Hewett The Daily Telegraph
Caroline Montague moved to Burnt Norton over twenty years ago and, inspired by the empty pools made famous by TS Eliot in the first of his Four Quartets, wrote an historical novel set there. Her other
titles are: A Paris Secret and An Italian Affair
‘Thoroughly engrossing’ Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.
Caroline Sanderson is Associate and non-fiction Editor of The Bookseller, co-hosts BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s monthly book club, and is Artistic Director of Stroud Book Festival. She has chaired
events at Cheltenham Literature Festival among many others, and her five non-fiction books include A Rambling Fancy: In the Footsteps of Jane Austen and Someone Like Adele.
This event is sponsored by The Noel Arms www.bespokehotels.com/noelarmshotel