Your exclusive invitation to the YOU Book Day

Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to meet favourite authors and celebrities. Our stellar line-up will introduce you to some of the best books of the year.  

The day begins at 11.30am with a glass of prosecco and a chance to browse through the books

The day begins at 11.30am with a glass of prosecco and a chance to browse through the books

Our day begins at 11.30am with a glass of prosecco and a chance to browse through the writers’ books. We start our author sessions with bestselling novelist Jeffrey Archer, whose latest book This Was a Man completes his Clifton Chronicles family saga, and broadcaster Jeremy Vine, whose book What I’ve Learnt: What My Listeners Say and Why We Should Take Notice has just been published. 

Jeremy Vine

novelist Jeffrey Archer

First round of authors: broadcaster Jeremy Vine, left, and novelist Jeffrey Archer

Then we discuss historical fiction with three brilliant novelists and masters of the genre: Alan Hollinghurst (The Sparsholt Affair explores themes of love, art and class in the 20th century), Rose Tremain (The Gustav Sonata is set in wartime Switzerland) and Alison Weir (Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession is the second of her Six Tudor Queens series).

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain

Alan Hollinghurst

Alison Weir

Alan Hollinghurst, left, and Alison Weir

After a break for early afternoon tea, distinguished politicians Harriet Harman and Chris Patten will talk about their memoirs A Woman’s Work and First Confession, both published this year. 

Harriet Harman

Chris Patten

Memoirs: Politicians Harriet Harman, left, and Chris Patten

We end the day with fitness guru Rosemary Conley, whose 3-2-1 Diet offers eating plans to suit your personality; tennis legend Judy Murray, whose memoir Knowing The Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story charts challenges and achievements on and off the court; and virtuoso violinist Min Kym, who will play us out – although sadly not on the Stradivarius that was stolen from her in a King’s Cross café, so vividly described in her haunting memoir Gone.

Memoir: Tennis legend Judy Murray

Memoir: Tennis legend Judy Murray

Rosemary Conley CBE

Violinist Min Kym

Fitness guru Rosemary Conley CBE , left, and virtuoso violinist Min Kym

There will be regular breaks, giving you the opportunity to get your books signed – perfect Christmas presents for friends and family. Copies of the authors’ latest books (also including some of their previous titles) will be on sale for you to buy at a reduced rate of 20 per cent off the recommended retail price. Our Book Day ends at 5.30pm and you will go home with a fabulous goody bag.


WHEN Saturday 11 November, 11.30am-5.30pm

WHERE The Lancaster London Hotel, overlooking Hyde Park

HOW TO BOOK Tickets cost £69.62 (this includes Eventbrite booking fee). To book, visit or call 0844 571 0640, calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS Tickets are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis and we expect this event to sell out fast. The programme is correct at the time of going to press but YOU reserves the right to substitute speakers at its discretion and regrets that money cannot be refunded should you cancel. 


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