Our first ever Sunday literary lunch is hosted by British author K.L Loveley and she has invited some interesting authors to accompany her virtual lunch.
Sunday Literary Lunch with K.L Loveley
There are so many amazing authors, all with different personalities so selecting only ten is difficult. However, before I divulge the guest list I would like to set the scene. My imaginery Sunday lunch would take part in a beautiful English country garden. The garden would be full of scented flowers and the table would be beautifully layed out with a vintage table cloth.
Bearing in my mind the setting, my first guest would be Alan Titchmarsh, author and gardener extraordinaire. Not only can we all talk about his light-hearted novels, but also about any gardening tips he might wish to offer.
Professor Brian Cox is my next guest. Firstly, because he is cute. Secondly, and more importantly, he is a particle physicist and researcher. How amazing it would be to chat to him about the universe. I very briefly learned about particle physics as part of my degree and whilst It was way out of my depth, I found it fasscinating.
John le Carre who served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War is also a guest I would enjoy inviting to Sunday lunch. Imagine the conversation with an undercover agent! To get inside of his mind in terms of conspiracy theories and counter espionage, now that would be something.
Stephen Ainsley, the author of the very amusing The Dennis Bisskit Adventures is my next guest. I would like to meet him to discuss his thoughts on the publishing industry in terms of his own experiences.
Likewise, K.L Slater the Nottinghamshire author of a number of psychological thrillers, is someone I am interested in meeting over lunch. We both use Nottinghamshire as the backdrop to our novels and also our work experience in terms of the narrative. A writer of psychological fiction would be an interesting author to have a conversation with.
Now for someone completely different – Dawn French. Meeting Dawn over lunch, I guess would be full of fun and laughter. She would bring a totally different perspective to the literary lunch.
Hot on the heels of Dawn would be Marian Keyes, a born storyteller. Her Irish wit and charm would help to keep the conversation light, interesting, and very funny. I guess that Marian and Dawn would be a duo to be reckoned with.
Jo Jo Moyes is my fourth female Sunday lunch guest. Her romantic outlook mixed with true to life story telling and covering gritty subjects at times, would add a certain ‘jeu de vie‘ to the conversation.
Helen Fielding, the author of the Bridget Jones novels, I would invite for a number of reasons in terms of her writing skills. However, I am particularly interested in how she transferred the story of Bridget into such an amazing piece of screenwriting.
J.K. Rowling is a writer that I have a lot of respect for and would very much enjoy inviting to lunch. My respect is not wholly related to her writing skills. No. It is much more than that. From what I understand, her journey to become the rich and famous author she is today, was fraught with obstacles, which she overcame. To me, she is a woman of substance.
2) What would you cook and why?
Outside lunch requires a large cloth covered table filled with a variety of food dishes. Ma Larkin (of the television show Darling Buds of May) springs to mind. I always enjoyed seeing her huge family gather around the table outside their farmhouse in Kent, so this would be my dream. In the centre of the table would be a large cooked ham, roast beef, and roast pork. A turkey would be placed at one end of the table and a huge whole salmon at the other. There would be dishes full of warm cooked vegetables, potatoes, roasted and mashed. A variety of salads, slaws, bread and cheeses. A separate table would be set aside for a variety of starters such as pate, melon, shrimp and prawn cocktails, and cold soups. The desserts would be mainly fruits, trifle and perhaps a nice apple pie with a jug of creamy custard.
3) What drinks would accompany the meal?
Huge jugs of home-made lemonade and also Pimms. I would also serve casks of beer and cider. For the more refined amongst the guests, I would include bottles of wine Perrier water.
4) What games would you play?
Without a doubt, we would play badminton, croquet, cricket, and rounders. Perhaps for the less athletic guests, toss the ring and card games.
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K.L Loveley is a retired nurse, who has seen, heard, and dealt with a wide range of medical, social and family dramas. She has used her nursing experience, along with her excellent people-watching skills to create fascinating characters and intriguing scenarios within her books. She writes contemporary fiction, psychological dramas, and poetry. If you enjoy reading authors like Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain, you will enjoy K.L Loveley!
Her latest novel Love, Secrets, and Absolution: A gripping, emotional psychological family drama is set in Nottinghamshire, England and explores the life of a boy with Asperger’s syndrome.
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