Lissa Evans at The Books That Built Me

We love The Books That Built Me Salon where authors choose the books that turned them into writers. It has been described as “literary desert discs” and is as much fun as that sounds. India Knight, Nina Stibbe and Andrew O’Hagan have all stepped up to the plate and next it’s Lissa Evans. Her novel Crooked Heart was one of the funniest books we read last year and was longlisted for the Baileys Prize this year. It’s set on the home front during the Second World War and is an absolute must-read for any Stella Gibbons fans or quite frankly, anyone with a sense of humour. We are expecting Evans to be good value at the salon: after an early career in medicine, she switched to television, working on Father Ted and Have I Got News For You before she began writing fiction.

The ticket price for the salon includes a copy of Crooked Heart, a champagne reception and a treat to take home. All this and the salon will take place in the lovely Cafe Royal.

Lissa Evans at The Books That Built Me salon
Tuesday 28 April 2015 6.30pm
Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY
— Alex Peake-Tomkinson
15th April 2015