A day with some of the greatest names in fiction: Georgina Moore, Eva Rice, Freya Berry, Jyoti Patel, Ola Mustapha and Elizabeth Noble

• Opportunity to meet the authors and have books signed

• Optional tour of the house at reduced price of £7 (usually £10)

• Free access to the extensive grounds during breaks

• Light lunch included (please specify at the checkout which sandwich filling you would like)

• Goody bag included

• Free parking


Patricia Nicol is a regular book reviewer for The Sunday Times, and also writes a weekly audio column, reviewing radio and podcasts. She also writes the Best Books column for the Daily Mail.

She has interviewed many authors including Maggie O'Farrell, Elizabeth Strout, Zadie Smith, Curtis Sittenfeld, David Nicholls and Mick Herron.

She is the author of a topical non-fiction book, Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach you about Diet, Thrift and Going Green.

Originally from Scotland, she now lives in south-east London with her husband and two sons, where she enjoys swimming at Charlton Lido.

Patricia is delighted to be back in Surrey, having attended St Catherine's, Bramley, and Godalming Sixth Form College.  


The Garnett Girls, a captivating debut and Sunday Times bestseller from Georgina Moore, is a powerful, big-hearted novel of love and sisterhood and asks whether children can ever be free of the mistakes of their parents.


This Could be Everything is a coming-of-age story with its roots under the pavements of a pre-Richard Curtis-era Notting Hill that has all but vanished. It’s about what happens when you start looking after something more important than you, and the hope a yellow bird can bring . . .


From the author of BBC2 Between The Covers pick The Dictator’s Wife comes a gothic tinged tale of obsession and long buried secrets set in a remote and atmospheric Scottish castle. Discover a mystery within a mystery in The Birdcage Library, a novel that will hold you in its spell until the final page.


Deeply moving and quietly profound, Jyoti Patel's debut novel traces Nik's emotional journey of revelation and understanding as his late father's facade crumbles and long-held family secrets emerge. The Things That We Lost is a beautifully tender novel that explores family, loss, and the lengths we go to, to protect the ones we love.


Growing up in London with Tunisian parents, wayward Nessie was always caught between cultures. Years later, still struggling with self sabotaging patterns from her youth, Nessie reflects on her childhood to discover the truth behind her dysfunctional family. Other Names, Other Places is Ola’s debut novel.


From the much-loved, bestselling novelist of Love, Iris, and Things I Want My Daughters to Know, Elizabeth Noble’s Other People’s Husbands shares the story of a friendship group whose bonds are forged at the nursery gates, and tested by a betrayal.

Take a Tour of the manor house in your Readers’ Day lunch break

Tour costs £7 (usual price £12) and can be added to your basket at the EventBrite checkout.

Stretch your legs and absorb more wonderful historic stories with a visit to the manor house at lunch time.

Dating from 1425, Grade I listed and packed full of amazing connections to major historic figures, the most prestigious rooms will be open to wander through on a freeflow route. West Horsley Place's most famous owner is Henry VIII, in fact, he liked it so much he owned it twice!

There will be expert stewards in each room to tell you some of our remarkable stories including why Elizabeth I had a theatre built in the gardens, about Guy Fawkes' time as a footman here, how Walter Raleigh's head ended up under the stairs, and many more.