MICHAEL JORDAN'S STEAK HOUSE: Delicious Discussions with Helen Simonson (The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club)

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with Helen Simonson in celebration of her novel The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club.

Tickets for this event are $45 and include an author talk and signing, a signed copy of The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club, and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse at Mohegan Sun. This event requires pre-registration.

Delicious Discussion Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books, and Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun. Sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP.


 

 

 

About the Book

“Historical fiction of the highest order . . . an absolute joy of a book, warm and romantic, and with so much to say about the lives of women in the years following World War I.”—Ann Napolitano, bestselling author of Hello Beautiful

A timeless comedy of manners—refreshing as a summer breeze and bracing as the British seaside—about a generation of young women facing the seismic changes brought on by war and dreaming of the boundless possibilities of their future, from the bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

It is the summer of 1919 and Constance Haverhill is without prospects. Now that all the men have returned from the front, she has been asked to give up her cottage and her job at the estate she helped run during the war. While she looks for a position as a bookkeeper or—horror—a governess, she’s sent as a lady’s companion to an old family friend who is convalescing at a seaside hotel. Despite having only weeks to find a permanent home, Constance is swept up in the social whirl of Hazelbourne-on-Sea after she rescues the local baronet’s daughter, Poppy Wirrall, from a social faux pas.

Poppy wears trousers, operates a taxi and delivery service to employ local women, and runs a ladies’ motorcycle club (to which she plans to add flying lessons). She and her friends enthusiastically welcome Constance into their circle. And then there is Harris, Poppy’s recalcitrant but handsome brother—a fighter pilot recently wounded in battle—who warms in Constance’s presence. But things are more complicated than they seem in this sunny pocket of English high society. As the country prepares to celebrate its hard-won peace, Constance and the women of the club are forced to confront the fact that the freedoms they gained during the war are being revoked.

Whip-smart and utterly transportive, The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club is historical fiction of the highest order: an unforgettable coming-of-age story, a tender romance, and a portrait of a nation on the brink of change.

About the Author

Helen Simonson was born in England and spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she lives in the United States and is a dual citizen and proud New Yorker. Married, with two sons, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and The Summer Before the War.

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 12:00pm
Michael Jordan's Steak House
Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club: A Novel By Helen Simonson Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781984801319
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: The Dial Press - May 7th, 2024

“Historical fiction of the highest order . . . an absolute joy of a book, warm and romantic, and with so much to say about the lives of women in the years following World War I.”—Ann Napolitano, bestselling author of Hello Beautiful