THE Friends of St Thomas a Becket Church, Huntington are very lucky to have the acclaimed author Deborah Moggach, be the final speaker in this year's series of events. She is of course the author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever as well as 18 other books and her talk is entitled Adventures in the Screen Trade.

She will be telling the story of her life in relation to her success as an author.

She has also adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written acclaimed adaptations of other people's work, including Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate, The Diary of Anne Frank and the film Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightly, for which she was awarded a BAFTA nomination.

Now happily married and living in Presteigne, she will tell of the story of her Hollywood visits to Steven Spielberg, who originally bought Tulip Fever and the bizarre experiences she witnessed there.

The stories of life in Hollywood, to the writings of her many novels, tackling family life, divorce, children and the confusions and disappointments of relationships, will fascinate listeners.

Deborah has had a rich and varied life and her talk will be full of amusing anecdotes and startling surprises.

She will be answering questions after her talk and the evening will finish with a free canapés and wine party after the event.

The event will be held on September 16 at 7pm in St Thomas a Becket Church, Huntington, HR5 3PY.

Entry is £9 per person. Please apply via website or telephone Fiona Shone on 01544 370391.