Join us for lunch with Bonnie Garmus as we celebrate the paperback publication of her No1 bestselling debut novel Lessons in Chemistry.

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.

But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with – of all things – her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show¬†Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (‘combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride’) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

Meet the unconventional, uncompromising Elizabeth Zott.

Lessons in Chemistry was one of the most gloriously enjoyable debut novels of 2022 and was a BBC Between the Covers and Radio Two Bookclub pick. What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than Lunch with Bonnie Garmus!

Tickets include a buffet lunch with tea and coffee and a paperback copy of Lessons in Chemistry.

Tickets: ¬£22 (Admits One & includes a buffet lunch and a signed copy of Lessons in Chemistry)

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