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Sports enthusiasts and British glitterati stalkers alike were crestfallen last year when David Beckham, international man of intrigue and occasional soccer player, sat out his visit to Arrowhead Stadium due to an injury. Local Anglophiles have another chance to see a heartthrob from across the Atlantic when British author Santa Montefiore appears at 10:30 a.m. at Churchill in the Fairway Shops (5240 Belinder in Fairway, 913-262-5240).Montefiore has made waves in the United States, where she has published three books that delve largely into stories of romance and heartbreak. In England, she's known for hanging out with that country's social elite, making her somewhat of an Anglo Perez Hilton, with a lower profile. "She certainly mixes it up with anybody who's anybody over there," says Vivien Jennings, founder and president of event sponsor Rainy Day Books. The author will be on hand to discuss her literature or her adventures with international celebrities, whichever is more important to attendees. Admission packages cost $15 and include a copy of Montefiore's latest book, Sea of Lost Love. See rainyday books.com for more information. Churchill in the Fairway Shops
Thu., May 8, 10:30 a.m., 2008

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