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Literary Lunches


Published By royalscotsclub on 10/11/2020

Literary Lunches

We are thrilled to announce our new series of Literary Lunches coming in 2021. Join us and three well known authors for fine food, wine & books. In Ian Rankin’s own words ‘What’s not to love?’

Our first lunch will take place on Thursday 18th March 2021 with a Scottish crime theme, featuring three novelists; Ian Rankin, Lin Anderson & Lesley Kelly.  The lunch is currently fully booked but we are looking at adding a second date so to join a waitlist please contact us

The event will be chaired by Jackie McGlone the first woman deputy editor of a Scottish newspaper and has held executive posts on The Observer, The Sunday Standard, The Evening Times, Glasgow, The Scotsman and The Herald. Jackie chairs a number of events every year at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and has also mediated at author events at the British Library, in London, and at various venues in New York.

Guests will receive a three-course lunch with champagne on arrival and refreshments. The authors will give a short reading followed by a Q&A with Jackie McGlone. During the event there will be an opportunity to purchase books for signing by our three authors.

Due to Coronavirus pandemic we feel that it is important to ensure that we meet with the Government Guidelines as we prepare for this event. All recommended protocols at the time of the event will be adhered to.

Taking into account the evolving nature of the restrictions we have made the decision not to take payment for tickets at this time. Tickets can be reserved on a first come, first serve basis by emailing Payment will only be requested closer to the event. The lunch is currently fully booked but we are looking at adding a second date so to join a waitlist please contact us.

Tickets are £60 per person.

Ian Rankin 

Ian writes the Rebus novels and lives in Edinburgh.

Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter best known for her bestselling series featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod of which there are currently fifteen novels, five of which have been long listed for the McIlvanney Scottish Crime Book of the Year, with Follow the Dead and Paths of the Dead both finalists.

Lesley Kelly

Lesley Kelly has won a number of writing competitions, including The Scotsman’s Short Story award in 2008, the theme of which was 20 years of Ian Rankin’s Rebus! She has spent the past four years writing the Health of Strangers series, set in an Edinburgh beset by a killer virus…



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