Emma Beddington, author of We'll Always Have Paris, is The Books That Built Me's guest on 21st June.
As a bored, moody teenager, Emma Beddington came across a copy of French ELLE in the library of her austere Yorkshire school. As she turned the pages, full of philosophy, sex and lipstick, she realized that her life had one purpose and one purpose only: she needed to be French. Her witty, warm memoir of a life pursuing this dream is perfect for anyone who's worn a Breton t-shirt and wondered if they could pass for une Vraie Parisienne.
Emma is the author of the hugely popular blog 'Belgian Waffling': she also writes for the Guardian, Elle, Red and the Telegraph.and lives in Brussels (see where dreaming of life in France gets you...). Her Books That Built Me promises to be a fascinating, witty and insightful evening in the company of some entertaining and intriguing book choices, and I can't wait to explore how she honed her writing craft from blogging and journalism to the highly polished memoir that is We'll Always Have Paris - could it be the books that built her?
Tickets cost £30 and include a copy of We'll Always Have Paris, a six month subscription to Tatler at the special price of £12, a glass of Bollinger and a bar of Prestat chocolate.
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Helen Brocklebank, is the off screen name of writer and Times 100 blogger 'Mrs Trefusis'. Helen worked for many years at Harper's Bazaar and Esquire magazines, and founded The Books That Built Me in April 2014. At The Books That Built Me, Helen interviews authors about the books that inspire their writing, tracing the thread that links the books you read and the books you write.
The Books That Built Me works in partnership with Champagne Bollinger and Harper's Bazaar.
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