Join us for one of The Oldie Magazine’s famous Literary Lunches right here in Chester. With four speakers, three courses and wine included in the price, this will be a wonderful chance to unwind and be entertained.
Terrine of fresh and smoked salmon
Cheshire Pork three ways: Seared Fillet, Treacle Glazed Belly, Confit Shoulder
Fine Apple Tart with apple syrup and clotted cream
Vegetarian option available
About the speakers
Alexander Chancellor presenting a slideshow of Oldie cartoons
The Oldie is particularly well known for the high quality of its cartoons. The magazine’s editor will present some of the best from the last (and first!) 24 years. A must for those in need of a chortle.
Valerie Grove on Grumbling at Large: Selected Essays of J. B. Priestley (pictured)
The biographer, long-serving Times journalist and Oldie contributor has worked with Tom Priestley, JB’s son, to put together a very handsome tome of JB’s best essays. Valerie has also written a biographical introduction.
Francis Beckett on 1956: The Year that Changed Britain
From politics and global conflict to sport and culture, Francis Beckett manages to pinpoint the year that changed Britain forever. Hungary and Suez were invaded, Stalin was exposed and both rock’n’roll and independent television emerged – sex, skiffle and socialism set to rock the post-war Britain we knew.
Elisabeth Luard on Squirrel Pie
Award-winning food writer and The Oldie’s food columnist is one of the culinary world’s wittiest and most evocative writers. After travelling the globe extensively, her latest book takes us on a captivating journey through food and travel as she recounts her memories and experiences everywhere from Ethiopia to Tasmania.