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Come to lunch…

Muddy is inviting you lovely readers for a cosy tête-à-tête with award-nominated author Roz Morris over lunch at the fabulous Clock House in Ripley. Wanna come? Read on...

Food and books are two of my favourite things. And with that in mind, I have some super exciting news.

Muddy Stilettos has teamed up with the brilliant team at The Clock House in Ripley and we’re inviting you fabulous lot to lunch. Not only will you get to enjoy some top-notch nosh at one of Surrey’s finest restaurants, but we also have the super-talented novelist Roz Morris along for the ride to chat about the path to publication. We all think we’ve got a book in us, don’t we? I’m half-way through my very own bestseller!!

The lunch will be on Thursday 5 October, the same week that Roz’s new book Not Quite Lost is published – but, well, even authors have to eat and she’s made time in her busy schedule for us.

Roz has two other books published under her own name, has sold 5 million books as a ghost writer, is book doctor to award-winning writers, and teaches writing masterclasses for The Guardian. Yes, people, it’s safe to say that what Roz doesn’t know about getting published, frankly, isn’t worth knowing.

And when this clever lady is not at her desk, her favourite places in the world are the old commons, byways and woods of Surrey – which is why they frequently appear in her writings.

Roz’s new book is a collection of non-fiction short stories that celebrates the hidden dramas in the apparently normal: her childhood home, with a giant star-gazing telescope on the horizon and a garden path that disappears under next door’s house. A tour guide in Glastonbury who is having a real-life romance with a character from Arthurian legend. A unit on a suburban business park where people are preparing to deep-freeze each other when they die. I can’t wait.

But hearing from Roz is only half the fun. I ate recently at The Clock House (check out my review next week), and it was utterly fab. It’s fine dining without the stuffiness and fustiness that often goes with that type of thing. Boy are you in for a treat. Oh, and I’ll be there too… so come say hi!

So then… wondering how you book a place at this fab literary lunch? There are only a limited number of spaces – and I’m afraid it’ll have to be first come first served. The cost is £35 per head and that includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, and a two-course lunch prepared by head chef Fred Clapperton that includes coffee, sweet treats and mineral water.

To book call The Clock House on Tuesday to Friday during office hours on 01483 224 777 or email [email protected] with the header Muddy Stilettos Lunch, and leave your contact details and the restaurant will call you back. You’ll need to pay when you book.

Here’s how to pre-order a copy of Roz’s new book.


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