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Event: The KRF Book Brunch with Claudia Carroll, in conversation with Margaret Madden.
Date: Saturday, 7th October
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Celbridge Manor Hotel. (Garden Suite)

Claudia is our special guest for the inaugural Kildare Readers Festival Book Brunch, a morning filled with wonderful conversation on books and writing, with complimentary tea, coffee and scones served to our audience!

Claudia Carroll is a top ten-bestselling author in the UK and a number one bestselling author in Ireland, selling over 700,000 copies of her paperbacks alone. Four of her novels have been optioned, two for movies, one for a TV series on Fox TV and another as a TV show for Calamity Jane Productions in LA. Her latest book, Our Little Secret was published by HarperCollins Avon in Ireland in March and was an instant bestseller. She has worked extensively as an actor too, notably playing the recurring role of Nicola Prendergast on RTE’s Fair City – a character she describes as ‘that horrible old cow that everyone loves to hate.’ Claudia was born in Dublin where she still lives (and spends far too much time on Netflix.)

Margaret Madden is a book blogger at and a reviewer for The Irish Times, The Sunday Independent and She is LMFM’s book guru for Gerry Kelly’s Late Lunch Book Club. Also a BA student of English and History, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or with an audio version in her ears. Irish fiction is her addiction of choice.


 Claudia Carroll Photo Margaret Madden Photo