The best friend : a book launch cocktail party

with New York Times bestselling author Jessica Fellowes in collaboration with Forum Club

Sep 28, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
skylight gallery

Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Program is FREE to attend

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About the Event

Coffee House and Forum Club are partnering to celebrate the launch of The Best Friend, a new novel by bestselling author Jessica Fellowes. Please join us for drinks and mingling. We look forward to seeing you!

About the Book

An unsettling, gripping and original novel by Jessica Fellowes telling the story of a toxic friendship.

Bella and Kate. Kate and Bella. From childhood they were bosom friends, Bella sensible and cautious, Kate gregarious and just a little dangerous.

Yet in spite of their intimacy, their trust is fragile. Men came into their lives and things changed: a black seed was set in the heart of their relationship. Over decades, acts of both cruelty and love ferment until one shocking event tests them more than ever. Neither will escape unscathed.

In her first standalone novel, Jessica Fellowes explores the darkest corners of female friendship, a place where loyalty and betrayal become one.

About the Author

Jessica Fellowes is an author, journalist, and public speaker. She is the author of The Mitford Murders novels as well as the New York Times bestselling official companion books to the Downton Abbey TV series. Former deputy editor of Country Life, and columnist for the Mail on Sunday, she has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The Lady. Jessica has spoken at events across the UK and US, and has made numerous appearances on radio and television. She lives in Oxfordshire with her family.

A shot of author, Jessica Fellowes with her face rested on her hand
Cover of book, The Best Friend by Jessica Fellowes - back of woman's neck looking to the side


This event will follow a cocktail party format in lieu of a sit-down program and dinner. We will not officially host a Coffee House dinner on the 28th, but if you would like to make your own dining reservation, you’re welcome to do so, here with the message “Coffee House”.