Camilleri lunchtime book club

1 Mins read

andrea-camilleri-1001628Love Italian food and wine? Love Italian crime fiction? Then get out your diary because restaurant Bocca di Lupo and publisher Pan Macmillan have teamed up to celebrate these two great passions with a lunchtime book club series dedicated to the author Andrea Camilleri.

Camilleri is the creator of the Inspector Montalbano books, which not only feature scintillating mysteries but also describe mouthwatering examples of Sicillian food. The London restaurant has lined up a series of speakers to appear at eight book club events starting this Sunday. You’ll be able to discuss the literature and devour the dishes described in its pages.

“Every time I read a Montalbano book – which is as often as they are written – I get so hungry for the Sicilian specialities that share a special place in my and the foodie sleuth’s heart,” explains Bocca di Lupo co-founder and chef Jacob Kenedy. “I thought a one-off series of book club lunches would be the best way to relieve this hunger, and alleviate the winter gloom.”

Lunches begin at high noon…
2 Feb – The Terracotta Dog – Guest speaker: Bocca di Lupo chef Jacob Kenedy
4 Feb – The Snack Thief – Guest speaker: chef Rowley Leigh
5 Feb – The Voice of The Violin – Guest speaker: cookbook author Claudia Roden
6 Feb – August Heat – Guest speaker: book editor Maria Rejt
9 Feb – The Potter’s Field – guest speaker: chef Fergus Henderson
11 Feb – The Age of Doubt – Guest speaker: Italian socialite Nancy Dell’Olio
12 Feb – The Dance of The Seagull – Guest speaker: journalist Kate Spicer
13 Feb– The Treasure Hunt – Guest speaker: restaurant critic Tom Parker Bowles

It will cost you £30 to attend and spaces are still available, so contact Bocca di Lupo by emailing or call 020 7734 2223. Camilleri’s books have sold over 65 million copies in over 30 languages.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related posts

The Whisperer’s Game by Donato Carrisi

Translated by Katherine Gregor — Hot on the heels of The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler comes a very different but equally chilling serial killer thriller from Italian maestro Donato Carrisi. It’s a decade since his debut, The Whisperer, which terrified readers across the continent….

Paul Burke: Top five books of 2021

It’s been a stellar year for crime fiction – no wonder sales of mysteries and thriller titles are still going up. Even the pandemic isn’t dampening the desire for the thrills and spills that come with a good crime novel. My CFL top five reviews…

The Crime Fiction Lover Awards 2021: The Winners

Finally, the votes have been counted and verified and we can announce the winners of the inaugural Crime Fiction Lover Awards… But before we do that, we want to congratulate all the crime authors out there who have released stories in the last year, those…
Crime Fiction Lover