Best-selling author of What Red Was Rosie Price hosts the next chapter of Firmdale Hotel’s Book Salon Series, taking place at The Soho Hotel this November.
Rosie’s debut novel tells the story of Kate Qualie, who becomes absorbed into the gilded world of the Ribbon family through her friendship with youngest son Max. Yet at a summer party at their house, her life is shattered apart as she becomes the victim of a rape whose perpetrator is too close for her to name. It’s a startling, timely tale of sexual violence, modern love and toxic inheritance, told from a brand new British voice.
On 18 November, Rosie will discuss What Red Was at The Soho Hotel as part of Firmdale Hotel’s ‘The Book Salon’: a series of intimate literary events hosted by luminaries of the book world. Previous authors have included William Boyd, Adam Kay and Kassia St Clair.
Rosie grew up in Gloucestershire, before heading to Cambridge University to study English. She worked for three years as an assistant at a literary agency before leaving to focus on her own writing. She now lives in London, and published What Red Was earlier this year.
Part of the Firmdale group, The Soho Hotel is a buzzy an 96-bedroom hotel tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of Soho. It’s full of bold statements that are typical of co-owner and creative director Kit Kemp: her eye for beauty, fun and colour starts with the 10ft bronze Fernando Botero cat in the lobby, which has become something of a Firmdale symbol. As well as the drawing room, a quirky take on a private London residence, where light floods in, you’ll find a library, screening room and film club, plus the REFUEL restaurant and bar, with its wonderful motoring mural and all-day electric atmosphere.
The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, Soho, London W1D 3DH
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