For library-based reading groups: Host a Hester and Harriet reading group party and meet author Hilary Spiers!

Hester

To celebrate the forthcoming March publication of the second book in the Hester and Harriet series, in partnership with Atlantic Books, we are pleased to invite 5 library-based reading groups in the South East, East of England and the Midlands to read Hester and Harriet: Love, Lies and Linguine and meet author Hilary Spiers.

Groups can sign up to receive 10 copies of the book and refreshments for their meeting with Hilary Spiers from Atlantic Books. The participating libraries will also receive posters, shelf talkers, bunting and bookmarks ahead of the reading group meeting.

Groups will be asked to share photos of their meeting with Hilary with The Reading Agency, Atlantic Books.

Please log in below and sign up by 20 February.

Love, Lies and Linguine

Hester and Harriet lead comfortable lives in a pretty cottage in an English village. Having opened their minds, home and hearts to Daria, a mysterious migrant, and her baby son Milo, the widowed sisters decide to further expand their own horizons by venturing forth to Italy for their annual
holiday.

Back in England, Daria and Milo are celebrating – they’ve received official refugee status with papers to confirm they can make England their home. Meanwhile, nephew Ben, is hurtling towards a different sort of celebration – one he’s trying to backpedal out of as fast as he possibly can.

With a huge secret hanging between the sisters, an unlikely new love on the landscape for Hester and new beginnings also beckoning for Harriet, Italy provides more opportunities for adventure than either of them could ever have imagined. But which ones will Hester and Harriet choose?

Hilary Spiers

Hilary Spiers has had a varied career – including law, speech therapy, teaching, youth work and the NHS. She has also been involved with the theatre as an actor, director and playwright, and her dramatic work has been performed in several theatres including Hampstead Theatre and Riverside Studios. Hilary has won several national short story competitions and had work broadcast on the radio. Hester and Harriet, was her first novel.

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