We’re open as usual over the bank holiday - drop in for coffee!

The Life (& Dinners) of Queen Victoria with Dr. Annie Gray in Ely

Wednesday 24th May

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
  • Price range £6 - 7
Image of The Life (& Dinners) of Queen Victoria with Dr. Annie Gray

 We are delighted to welcome Annie Gray, resident food historian on Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, broadcaster and writerto celebrate the publication of The Greedy Queen, which tells the story of Queen Victoria through the history of her food, the kitchens it was prepared in and the men and women who cooked it. From her early diet, restricted and controlled by her mother, to her lavish appetite in her old age, Dr Gray gives us a completely new picture of Victoria in her most intimate relationships and her state appearances. Annie Gray is an accomplished speaker, well known for her fascinating lectures on the history of food and dining; do not miss this opportunity to hear about one of our greatest monarchs from one of our most exciting historians.

Book places

Collect before the day £6

These specially reduced event book vouchers must be collected from the bookshop before Wednesday 24th May.

Collect on the day £7

These event book vouchers can be collected at any time, including on the door of the event.

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Pricing explanation

Meeting people at the bookshop is the best part of being a bookseller, so the discounted price for collection in advance is a little incentive for you to come and visit us before the day of the event itself!

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.