Literary Lunch – Ursula Buchan (SOLD OUT)

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24th February 2022 @ 12:15 pm 2:15 pm

Literary Lunch with Ursula Buchan **SOLD OUT**

We’re really sorry – all the tickets for this Lunch have been sold. If you’d like to be put on the reserve list for this or future Literary Lunch events, please give us a call on 01763 262262 or email

Back by popular demand! Our next Literary Lunch event is now available to book.

Tickets for our Literary Lunches make great gifts and birthday presents, a treat for yourself, or a chance to meet up with friends.

This February, book a ticket, get a delicious lunch (courtesy of the Old Bull Inn, Royston) and listen to Ursula Buchan talk about her book, “A Life of John Buchan – Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps.”

The Book

John Buchan’s name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps: the classic thriller hasn’t been out of print for a century and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage.

Yet there was vastly more to ‘JB’. He wrote more than a hundred books – fiction and non-fiction – and a thousand articles for newspapers and magazines. He was even given a state funeral when he died: a deeply admired and loved Governor-General of Canada.

In this comprehensive and illuminating biography, Ursula Buchan, his granddaughter, has drawn on recently discovered family documents to shed new light on the man behind The Thirty-Nine Steps.

Front cover of A Life Of John Buchan

The Author

Ursula Buchan is a multi-award-winning author, journalist and lecturer, specialising in social history, gardening, and garden history.

She has written 18 books, and in 2007 she won the ‘Enthusiasts’ Book of the Year’ from the Garden Media Guild. In 2011, she was named ‘Garden Columnist of the Year’ for her Gardens column in ‘The Spectator’.

The Lunch

Before you go in to hear Ursula’s fascinating story of the man behind the world-famous novel, you’ll sit down to enjoy one of the Old Bull’s delicious lunches.

Served on platters at your table, tuck into the food part of our Literary Lunch. Fresh bread, crisp salad, tasty cheeses, tender chicken, and so much more; as delightful to the eye as it tastes on the tongue.

Treat yourself to a glass of something nice (go on, spoil yourself!), enjoy a flutter with our raffle (always excellent prizes!), and catch up on the latest with everyone on your table.

£15 Includes lunch, talk and Q&A

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