Tea and Cake with Bonnie Garmus (Lessons in Chemistry)

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus was the blockbuster bestselling debut novel of 2022. A No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller- going on to spend nine full months in the Top Ten- it received rave reviews from readers and booksellers across the globe.

We’re delighted to welcome Bonnie to Penarth for a very special afternoon event to celebrate the paperback release of Lessons in Chemistry. Join us at All Saints Church as we step into the wonderful world of Elizabeth Zott, while enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of scrumptious homemade cake. We can’t think of a more perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Lessons in Chemistry:

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with- of all things- her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life in unpredictable. Which is why a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show ‘Supper’ at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride” proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.



Mar 16 2023


2:30 pm




All Saints Church
All Saints Church, Penarth


Griffin Books