Literary Lunch with Anne de Courcy

The Essex Book Festival returns to Tymperleys with a fascinating talk by Anne de Courcy about her new book ‘Husband Hunters’ and answers your questions, followed by a delicious lunch

Anne de Courcy hosts the Essex Book Festival literary lunch, sharing stories of The Husband Hunters at the turn of the last century, social climbing American heiresses who crossed the pond to find titled husbands with power and privilege. This richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England, and what England thought of them.

Anne de Courcy is the author of thirteen widely acclaimed works of social history and biography, including MARGOT AT WAR, THE FISHING FLEET, THE VICEROY’S DAUGHTERS and DEBS AT WAR.

‘Anne de Courcy combines the perseverance of a social historian with the panache of a novelist’ The Times

‘Compulsively readable, and immaculately researched…. Popular social history at its very best’ Mail on Sunday

Tickets must be booked through the Essex Book Festival website

Tickets are £28.50 and include a 2 course lunch.

When booking your ticket, please choose your lunch options from the following menu:

Main course:

Breast of Chicken with Creamy Leeks, Duchesse Potatoes and Cheese Sauce
OR Stuffed Marrow with Seasonal Veg, Tomato Coulis and Rice


Lemon Posset with Wild Berries
OR Warm Chocolate Pudding with Fudge Sauce

Contact Tymperleys using our enquiry form or call us on
01206 765034 to book your tea and function rooms in Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex.