Goldster Book Club

Inside Story with Lucinda: Marika Cobbold

Date: 23 February 2023
Time: 12:00 Noon UK Time
Location: Goldster Book Club
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On Hamstead Heath Cover

Marika Cobbold first found writing fame with her novel Guppies for Tea – a story about growing old and fighting back, was accepted for publication. As Marika says, “Several other publishers had turned it down saying no one was interested in reading about old people. Luckily, as it turns out, they were wrong.” Guppies for Tea became a publishing sensation, promoted in bookshops and the media and serialised on BBC Woman’s Hour

Book of the Month with Lucinda: Lessons in Chemistry

Date: 24 February 2023
Time: 12:00 Noon UK Time
Location: Online
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Lessons in Chemistry

We’re reading and chatting about Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. This brilliant new bestseller has already been optioned for TV – and it’s a debut novel written by a woman in her 60s; the perfect Goldster choice! …

Past Events

Inside Story with Lucinda: Julie Summers

Date: 3 February 2023
Time: 12:00 Noon UK Time
Location: Online
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Julie Summers

Julie Summers is a bestselling writer, researcher and historian. Her books include Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine; a biography of her grandfather, the man who built the ‘real’ bridge over the River Kwai, The Colonel of TamarkanStranger in the House and When the Children Came Home, a social history of servicemen returning to their families …

Inside Story with Lucinda: Laura Payne

Date: 2 February 2023
Time: 12:00 Noon UK Time
Location: Online
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Laura Payne – Nine Steps To A Mindful Life

Laura Payne began her career as a journalist and has a background in international media and marketing. She has advised and mentored some of the world’s leading businesses and organisations – and then, in her 50s, she decided to change her life and career. She made the decision to go back into academia and train as a psychotherapist.  …

Book of the Month with Lucinda: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Date: 27 January 2023
Time: 12:00 Noon UK Time
Location: Online
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Muriel Spark

This January, our Book of the Month is a title chosen by Goldster members. We’ll be reading and chatting about The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by the Scottish author Muriel Spark on Friday 27 January, at 12pm – recently chosen as one of the BBC’s ‘100 Novels That Shaped Our World’. …

Inside Story with Lucinda: Tobias Jones

Date: 26 January 2023
Time: 12:00
Location: Online
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The Po

Tobias Jones is making a much -anticipated return to Goldster to talk about his latest book, a gorgeous journey along the River Po in Italy. The Po is the longest river in Italy, travelling for 652 kilometres from one end of the country to the other. It flows next to many of Italy’s most exquisite cities – Ferrara, Mantova, Parma, Cremona, Pavia and Torino – and the river is a part of the national psyche, as iconic to Italy as the Thames is to England or the Mississippi to the USA.

Inside Story with Lucinda: Sam Blake

Date: 13 January 2023
Time: 12.00
Location: Online
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The-Mystery-of-Four

Sam Blake has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks, and she had an idea for a book. Originally from St. Albans, she now lives in Ireland, at the foot of the Wicklow mountains. Her debut novel Little Bones launched the bestselling Cat Connolly trilogy.

Inside Story with Lucinda: Midge Gillies

Date: 12 January 2023
Time: 12:00
Location: Online
Goldster Book Club
Piccadilly

There’s nowhere quite like Piccadilly Circus. From the moment they emerge, blinking from the underground station, visitors to Piccadilly Circus face a sensory onslaught. Its streets and alleyways merge into an intoxicating thoroughfare, with the power to propel an individual onwards to adventure, romance, or something more sinister.