Literary lunches booked as part of Coastival arts event

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Two literatry lunches – with readers joining Simon Brett and Deborah Moggach for a meal – have been organised by Scarborough Library for the Coastival Festival.

Both events are at The Crescent over the weekend of February 15 and 16. First up is Moggach, author of 17 novels including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – made into a film with Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.

Her event is on Saturday February 15 from 12.30pm.

Whodunnit master Simon Brett hosts his lunch on Sunday February 16 also from 12.30pm. He has written 90 books and his most famous characters are Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter and the cast of the Fethering series.

He has also written for TV and radio- with series such as No Commitments and After Henry.

Simon also aually pens a short play for the Arundel Festival in West Sussex. Former chairman of both the Crime Writers’ Association and The Society of Authors, Simon has also been president of the Detection Club since 2001. Simon is an experienced host at

crime festivals and will be a most charming speaker. Both Moggach and Brett have been guests of the Scarborough Literature Festival – which this year will be called Books by the Beach and runs from April 24 to 27.