Firmdale Book Salons: Lorraine Candy & Christie Watson

  • 1 review
  • Charlotte Street Hotel


  • Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £20.00 - £45.00
  • Over 18
  • Mon, 22nd May 2023 @ 18:30 - 20:00
  • 18:30 - 20:00

Authors and friends Lorraine Candy and Christie Watson discuss midlife, female friendship and parenting in what will be a frank, funny and insightful evening.

Lorraine Candy
Lorraine Candy is a mother of four and an award-winning journalist with over a decade of experience writing about parenting in national newspapers and magazines. She is also the co-host of the chart-topping lifestyle podcast Postcards from Midlife, which features the stories of spirited midlife women and tackles parenting adolescents. Formerly the editor-in-chief of Sunday Times Style, ELLE and Cosmopolitan, she is now focusing full-time on writing.

'What's Wrong with Me?' by Lorraine Candy

There’s magic within these pages." – JO WILEY

‘Hilarious, honest and brilliantly relatable, it reads like warm hug from a best friend who will hold your hand and support you despite all your foibles. Thank you for making me feel I am not alone in the confusing muddle and malaise of mid-life.’ – LOUISE MINCHIN

‘This comforting memoir will help us all feel less alone as we navigate the emotional turmoil of midlife. It's full of advice and stories to support everyone who needs a bit of reassurance that it really is all going to be ok and the best is yet to come… coz it really is’  Davina McCall

‘Few books tackle both the physical and emotional elements of women's midlife experience but this one does with warmth, wit and seriously helpful advice. It's a practical and gentle nudge for women towards a happier, healthier and more uplifting midlife experience. ‘ Julia Samuel MBE

Tackling everything from empty nest, career reinvention, sex, marriage, brain fog, burnout, perimenopause and menopause this laugh out loud memoir is a pathfinder for women whose messy midlife rage caught them by surprise. With advice from experts, celebrities and personal stories, the book will help women feel less alone as they embrace this liberating and transformational new stage of life.

Christie Watson 

Christie Watson is Professor of Medical Humanities at UEA and worked as an NHS nurse for over twenty years. She has written five books, including her first novel Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, which won the Costa First Novel Award, and memoir, The Language of Kindness which was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. Christie is a contributor to The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and TEDx, and her work has been translated into 23 languages and adapted for theatre.




Ticket Event time Cost
Book Salon Ticket

Includes a glass of wine or non-alcoholic cocktail 

18:30 - 20:00 £20.00
Book Salon Ticket & Dinner

Includes a two course set menu and a glass of wine at Oscar Restaurant

18:30 - 20:00 £45.00



Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17, Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ

Nearest Station

Goodge Street (Tube)


Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar Bar & Restaurant at Charlotte Street Hotel is open all day serving fresh, seasonal cuisine and delicious cocktails.


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