Lady Glenconner has spent her life as a friend of the royal family. Maid of Honour at the Queen’s Coronation and Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, her extraordinary memoir 'Lady In Waiting' offered a unique and unparalleled account of major events in royal history.
Now, join Anne Glenconner live as she celebrates the publication of her thrilling new mystery novel, set during Word War II in Holkham, Norfolk.
It's Christmas 1943 and Lady Anne Coke has returned to Holkham Hall from Scotland. But her home is now an army base, with large sections out of bounds. And young Anne is in the care of a new governess, whom she hates and believes to be hiding something. At least her beloved grandfather is there with her, to share stories and keep her entertained.
But even though she's been told to stay away from certain parts of the house, Anne knows secrets about the hall that others do not; the passageways and the cellars that allow her to move around unnoticed, watching. And when mysterious events lead to a murder and disappearance, Anne is determined to uncover the truth.
In conversation for this limited run of dates, Lady Glenconner will share the inspiration behind her latest blockbuster novel, drawing on her wartime experiences and life at the allegedly haunted Holkham Hall, with its network of tunnels and secret passageways. She’ll also reveal stories of growing up as the eldest daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester and tales that capture a generation, a social class, and a first-hand view of royal life.
Warm, witty and riotously entertaining, Anne Glenconner offers an exclusive insight into the life of an aristocratic woman, and a sense of the volatility that lies beneath the glitter.
Tickets can be bought for the event alone or in a bundle with signed copies the novel 'A Haunting At Holkham' (RRP £16.99) which you will be able to collect from the venue on the night.