Damian Barr’s Literary Salon

Hosted ByDamian Barr

Damian Barr's Literary Salon tempts the world's best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests include: Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières - all in front of a live audience at leading glamorous locations world-wide. Our London home is the Savoy. Suave Salonnière Damian Barr is your host.

Produced by Megan Bay Dorman and Russell Finch.

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Neil Blackmore reads from ‘The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle’

Premiering at the Literary Salon we have Neil Blackmore’s wildly seductive new novel. Raised in isolation, Edgar and Benjamin Bowen have lived a cloistered life. But now they’re on a Grand European Tour to improve their station in the world they’re discovering that climbing the social hierarchy is not without its perils.

If you liked The Talented Mr Ripley, you’ll love The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle, an eighteenth century love story between Benjamin and Horace Lavelle – a man whose cruelty is only matched by his beauty and charisma. In a time and place where ‘mollies’ and all sorts of outsiders are feared and persecuted, Mr Lavelle is refreshingly unashamed which inspires and eventually ensnares the impressionable Benjamin. 

The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle is published in the UK by Hutchinson on 13th August 2020 and is available from all good bookshops.

Podcast produced and edited by Megan Bay Dorman

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