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Three author line up for literary lunch
Three author line up for literary lunch
06 September, 2010

David Nobbs, Ian Clayton and Paul Genney will all be talking about their experiences and signing copies of their books at the Hull and East Yorkshire Literary Lunch on Wednesday 29th September 12.30pm for 1.00pm at the Willerby Manor Hotel, Well Lane, Willerby.

David Nobbs’ most famous creation is undoubtedly Reginald Perrin, star of three novels and three television series. His latest novel is called Obstacles to Young Love Published on 10th June 2010 at £7.99 in paperback.

Ian Clayton has been a freelance writer and broadcaster for twenty-five years. His highly acclaimed memoir, Bringing It All Back Home, was published in 2007. He has presented programmes on BBC TV, ITV Yorkshire, the Discovery Channel, and regularly on radio. He has also led workshops in prisons, hospitals, schools and art centres. Ian was born and still lives in West Yorkshire, with his partner Heather and their son, Edward.

Every parent’s worst nightmare became a reality for Ian Clayton. On a short holiday break in Hay-on-Wye he took his nine year old twins canoeing, and in a freak accident his daughter Billie was drowned. In a remarkably frank and vivid way Clayton describes what happened on that spring day, his desperate attempts to save his two children, and then what it felt like two years later to come face to face with the men who hired out the canoe.

But Our Billie is not a story of bitterness or recrimination. Instead it’s the story of how a family attempts to come to terms with something which makes no sense at all. Through his memories of Billie and his wonderfully affectionate portrait of the small town in Yorkshire where the family has lived for generations, he weaves a story of loss and remembering, of gratitude and forgiveness.

Sentence Adjourned by local author Paul Genney, will delight the many readers of his first novel, Pleading Guilty, which introduced us to that most unlikely anti-hero, Henry Wallace, an ageing provincial barrister at odds with the world and the legal establishment.

Things are looking up for Henry Wallace as his career goes from strength to strength; a major terrorist case at The Old Bailey, a complex and very lucrative civil action, a murder case and even a brief to defend his own Head of Chambers but with his workload considerably reduced by getting a brilliant pupil, Jas, to assist him. As Jas burns the midnight oil on Henry’s behalf this allows Henry to give time to his personal life and the search for a lady friend to replace Pauline. But all is not as it seems, and Henry’s life is turned upside down and disaster beckons. Sentence Adjourned is a bitter-sweet comedy which asks serious questions about the world we live in without offering any reassuring answers.

To purchase one of each authors books on the day the price will be discounted to £20, a saving of £5.

Tickets for the lunch are now available from our shop in George Street, Hull, telephone (01482) 325413, priced at £29 each, to include a glass of wine on arrival, three course lunch and a discount for books purchased on the day. Or please contact the event organiser Mike Ulyatt on (01482) 657200. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. If you cannot attend the lunch, you can place an order for signed copies and collect from the bookshop after the event.