For the first time ever, we're hosting a star-studded panel of novelists at Brides the Show. On Saturday 22nd September, we're bringing together four highly acclaimed authors to discuss all things love, life and writing. Hosted by Brides Editor, Jade Beer, who'll also join the conversation to discuss her debut novel, The Almost Wife, this is one of the most exciting events happening over our Brides the Show weekend. And don't miss the chance to get signed copies of all of the speakers' latest books, as well as the opportunity to speak to them one-to-one after the event. Budding writers, this one's for you! Below, let us introduce you to all four of our talented novelists and panelists.
Brides’ very own award-winning Editor released her debut novel, The Almost Wife, in June this year – with its sequel lined up to be published in October. Described as ‘a fun, glamourous story that sparkles with insider detail’ and 'as frothy and heart-warming as a summer wedding’ by best-selling authors Polly Williams and Rosanna Ley, Jade’s first foray into the world of novels has been a roaring success. The Almost Wife follows the story of three brides-to-be, each one with her own hurdles to overcome before walking down the aisle. Their lives intersect and parallel one another in unexpected ways, but which of the three love stories will prevail? Jade’s intimate knowledge of the bridal industry shines through this gripping book.
The Sunday Times best-selling novelist and highly prolific Adele Parks has written 18 books in 18 years. Each more successful than the last, every single title has landed on best-seller lists. Three million of her UK editions have been sold and her work has been translated into a whopping 26 languages worldwide. One of our favourites, of course, is the historical fiction, Spare Brides, which tells the post-war story of four women living in an age when marriage was everything, but society had unalterably changed. Adele’s 18th book, I Invited Her In, launches on 20th September – a compelling tale of heartbreak, friendship and jealousy.
Rosie Walsh began her career writing a hilarious (and very relatable) column for Marie Claire, which chronicled her struggles in the wicked world of dating. Rosie’s latest book, The Man Who Didn’t Call, has been translated into more than thirty languages, and was an instant New York Times bestseller this summer. Described by Eve Chase as ‘achingly sexy, modern, heart-breaking – with the most fantastic twist’ it has been praised by Liane Moriarty, Claire Mackintosh and critics around the world. You won’t want to put it down.
Dog-lover and award-winning writer Lucy Dillon has eight critically-acclaimed romantic novels to her name. They’re well-observed and touching, and many of her characters are kept company by four-legged friends during the hardest of times. In 2010, Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts was awarded the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association, while A Hundred Pieces of Me was 2015’s winner of the RONA Award for the Best Contemporary Romantic Novel. Her latest, Where The Light Gets In, has been described by author Katie Fforde as ‘full of love, truth, art and dogs’. A beautiful story with a warm heart.
Friday 21st September: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 22nd – 23rd September: 10am – 5pm
Come and join us at Kensington Olympia from 21st-23rd September