The Leander Trust Library at the Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames is proud to host Bonnie Garmus to the club to hold a talk about her no. 1 best-selling novel Lessons in Chemistry in aid of the Leander Trust. A finger buffet will be served in the beautiful Dining Room overlooking the River Thames.
The event is on Thursday 7th September from 6pm-8.30pm.
Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But, it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans, the lonely, brilliant, Nobel Prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with – of all things – her mind. True chemistry results.
But, like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why, a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, no everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook – she’s daring the to change the status quo.
Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked for a wide range of clients, in the US and abroad, focusing primarily on technology, medicine, and education. She’s an open water swimmer, rower, and mother of two incredible daughters. Although Seattle is still home, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.
The Leander Trust is a registered charity (No. 284631) to advance the education of young people and their physical education by providing facilities – including grant awards – to enable and encourage rowing and sculling; and to help by providing facilities for recreation for those who need such facilities because of their youth, social or economic circumstances. A short presentation will be held to illustrate the benefit of the Trust.