Cotswold Life authors' lunch, Lower Slaughter
PUBLISHED: 11:36 15 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:43 15 December 2014
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The cream of Gloucestershire's wordsmiths gathered at The Lower Slaughter Manor for champagne and canapés, before heading across the road to The Slaughters Country Inn for the Cotswold Life Authors' Lunch.
Cotswold Life authors’ lunch, Lower Slaughter
The Slaughters Country Inn
Sophie Neville and Flint
The Lower Slaughter Manor
Stuart Hodges and Tim Thurston
Mike Charity and Catherine Smith
Jane Bailey and Peter Wyton
Magician Richard Parsons with Tim Thurston and Sophie Neville
John Dougherty, Elizabeth Lindsay and Chris Witts
Cindy Jefferies and Katie Fforde
Emma Liasides, Lorraine and Mark Child
Katie Jarvis and Emma Samms
Ralph and June Lewis-Jones and Candia Mckormack
Karen Cross, Dom Joly and Mike Lowe
Juliet Harbutt, Andrew Taylor and Caroline Sandon
Sophia Tranter, Martin Riley and Tess Chisholm
Cotswold Life Authors Lunch at The Slaughters Country Inn
Braised Blade of Beef, Horseradish Mash, Roast Heritage Carrot & Red Wine Sauce
Short speeches by The Lower Slaughter Manor & The Slaughters Country Inn general manager Stuart Hodges and Cotswold Life editor Mike Lowe were followed by a reading by poet Peter Wyton. The guests enjoyed a three-course lunch of curried parsnip soup, parsnip crisps and coriander oil, followed by braised blade of beef, horseradish mash, roast Heritage carrot & red wine sauce, and sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce and crème fraiche for dessert.
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