Literary lunches

Discover Pittleworth Manor and explore the literary setting of the English Country House. Join Dr Esther Fernandez for our range of unique seminars in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. For lovers of good books, good food and good conversation.

Pittleworth Manor

A Tudor house nestled in the Test Valley, just outside of Stockbridge. Find out more about Pittleworth’s secrets: from incredible discoveries to a haunting reputation.

My bookshelf

Our recommended reads and seminar favourites. Whether you’re looking for perfect accompaniment to a Literary Lunch gift voucher, or to treat yourself to a country house classic.

 Upcoming Literary Lunches


Creating the Country House in Novels: Architecture and Interior Design in Novels


How and why have novelists created country houses in their work? We will look at the layouts and interiors of some of the most famous country houses in literature and discuss some of the ideas and locations that inspired novelists to create them.

Please note that novels are quoted here to give a sense of the theme of the day; they may not reflect novels read from and discussed on the day.