Book and Brunch Sundays

Book and Brunch SundaysWith World Book Day approaching on 2nd March 2017, I’m happy to see one hotel fully embracing the theme. Lowndes Bar & Kitchen unveils its new Book and Brunch Sundays on 26th Feb.  Their new brunch menu encompasses a bottomless tea or coffee, fresh juice, delights such as smashed avocados and poached eggs, plus a brand new paperback for a touch of literary bliss, especially selected by nearby Belgravia Books. What a genius idea for hotels to collaborate with bookshops and authors!

The Book and Brunch series begins with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ latest novel Belgravia, with literary offerings set to change each month. Upcoming treats including 2016 Costa Novel Award shortlisted The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain, 2016 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien and author Rowena Macdonald’s debut novel The Threat Level Remains Severe.

Sounds divine to me!

For more information or to reserve a table, visit or call 020 7858 7223.

Writing prompt – an extra day

Askew cr Judy DarleyTwo significant dates occur this week – February 29th and March 3rd. The first is a relative rarity, returning just once every four years to mess up our calendars and fill people with the urge to make the most of a so-called extra day.

The second is World Book Day, encouraging reading, writing and creative thinking.

For this week’s writing prompt I invite you to imagine waking one day and discovering that for the next 24 hours every little thing will be slightly off-kilter, out of whack, askew from the world you normally live in.

What happens?

If you write something prompted by this idea, please send an email to Judy(at)socket to let me know. With your permission, I’ll publish it on