For 2018, we have a brilliant (and predominantly London-accented), line-up: Imogen Hermes Gowar, the Women’s and Desmond Elliott Prize-longlisted author of 2018’s most talked-about literary debut, the Deptford and Blackheath-set The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
; the Orange prizewinning Diana Evans discussing her new South-London-set novel Ordinary People
; the award-winning Lissa Evans, introducing her mordantly funny 1920s-set Old Baggage
, about a retired militant suffragette chafing at retirement; Louise Candlish, is the Sunday Times bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Swimming Pool
and Our House
. And, from the US, the internationally-bestselling Paula McLain, returning to the territory of her global hit The Paris Wife
, introduces Love and Ruin
, imagining Ernest Hemingway’s marriage to the pioneering war reporter Martha Gellhorn.
Come and sort your summer’s reading.