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“Bake Off” Star Comes to Sandon Hall

“Great British Bake Off”‘ star Prue Leith is coming to Sandon Hall with the Countess of Harrowby for ‘meet the author’ event.

Caroline Sandon , novelist and writer at Oxford Literary Festival at Christchurch College, Oxford 2014 CREDIT Geraint Lewis

Caroline Sandon, the Countess of Harrowby, will be joined at her Staffordshire home Sandon Hall by great friend – the broadcaster and cookery expert Prue Leith – on Sunday, 19th November for an exclusive literary event.

Guests will spend an informative afternoon in the company of these prolific female authors. In addition to book signing sessions, your hosts will discuss the process of writing and getting published; the inspiration behind their novels and hold a Q&A session between 3pm and 6pm. T

The hall’s 50-acre formal gardens, which will be open to the public throughout the duration of the event to give visitors the opportunity to explore, and elegant afternoon teas will be available to book from 1pm. There will also be the opportunity to purchase copies of Caroline Sandon’s novel Burnt Norton and several of Prue Leith’s works – including her updated memoir, Relish and two of her novels – The Food of Love and sequel, The Prodigal Daughter – for signing on the day.

Caroline Sandon says: “Prue has been a great friend for many years, and I thought who better to join me for a literary event than the author of so many fiction and non-fiction works. We want the event to be much more than just a book signing, and give literary enthusiasts an insight into the process of bringing a book from a seed in the author’s mind to a published work; through planning and writing to getting published and beyond.”

The event will take place at Sandon Hall, just off the A51 – a few miles from Rugeley, Stafford and Stone – on Sunday 19th November between 3pm and 6pm. Afternoon teas will be available to book at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm at £19.95pp for a traditional serving or £27.95pp with Champagne.

The event itself is free to attend but booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited. You can book tickets and afternoon teas online at; alternatively call 01889 508004 or email


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