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Killer Heels & Lunch To Die For - 14th June 2018

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Following on from last year's success, we are delighted to have our second insightful lunch with two of Scotland's top writers, Karen Campbell and Caro Ramsay.

Two of Scotland's leading female authors are coming to Ayrshire!

Join us on Thursday 14th June at Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon where you will have the chance to hear where their inspiration lies, what makes a best seller and what keeps them awake at night!

Scottish writer Karen Campbell is a graduate of Glasgow University's prestigious Creative Writing Masters, and author of The Twilight Time.

A former police officer, Karen can legitimately claim to have worked the streets of Glasgow, and her debut novel, described as 'gritty as hell, shot through with black humour', weaves personal insights and experiences to take a look at life behind the uniform - and the choices women make in life.

Her other books include .. This Is Where I Am, Rise, After The Fire, Proof Of Life, Shadowplay among others!

Caro was born in Govan, on Glasgow's south side. A graduate of the British School of Osteopathy, she runs a large osteopath centre in West Scotland, treating animals and humans, and writes in her spare time.

Her first novel Absolution was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger 2008 and her second Singing to the Dead was longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2010. The third in the series, Dark Water, was published on 4 August 2010, and the fourth book The Blood Of Crows was published on 30 August 2012.

Critic Cathi Unsworth in The Guardian opined that Ramsay's series "excels in sense of place, realism, plotting and caustic humour", describing it as "Bleak, black and brilliant".

Ramsay was the subject of a 2007 BBC documentary film, and appeared on STV show The Hour in 2010

The authors will also read from their latest books and these will be available to buy from the Waterstone’s table on the day for booking signing.

Tickets are priced at £35 per person and includes a glass of fizz on arrival, followed by a three course meal and coffee. Tickets are available by calling the Fundraising Department on 01563 831436 or by emailing debbie.campbell @hansel.org.uk

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