The first woman to win ‘the Perrier’ - the UK’s top comedy award - in 1995, Jenny Eclair has also found fame as the author of four critically acclaimed novels. She discusses her latest, Inheritance, with Festival Director Stewart Collins, a novel which combines incredible poignancy and unforgettable characters, all with Jenny Eclair’s trademark wit.
In deepest Cornwall, the mansion Kittiwake has seen many pass through its doors since it was bought by American heiress Peggy Carmichael seventy years ago. Over the decades, the keys have been handed down through the family, and now it belongs to Bel’s adoptive brother, Lance. It’s where he’ll be celebrating his 50th birthday, and Bel is invited. Bel will be returning to the place where it all began.
Jenny Eclair’s latest solo comedy show How to be a Middle-Aged Woman (without going insane) sold out in venues across the UK and as far afield as Australia. She is the writer of the popular BBC Radio 4 series of monologues, Little Lifetimes. Eclair and Judith Holder co-host the Menopausal-friendly podcast, Older and Wider and has many TV and radio credits to her name. She lives in South-East London.
Jenny Eclair (photo: Ray Burminston)