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In-Person Event

Jean Findlay at New College Festival


Saturday, November 5, 2022

1:30 pm



Assembly Hall, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LU

Jean Findlay, author of 'The Queen's Lender', in conversation with Cameron Wyllie and Emma Wild-Wood at the University of Edinburgh's New College Festival 2022.

Join author Jean Findlay as she discusses 'The Queen's Lender' at the University of Edinburgh's New College Festival. 'The Queen's Lender' follows the story of George Heriot, jeweller to King James VI, as he moves with the Scottish Court from Edinburgh to London to take over the English throne.

This event will be chaired by Emma Wild-Wood, Professor of African Religions and World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh. Author Cameron Wyllie, who recently released 'Is There A Pigeon in the Room? My Life in Schools' will also be discussing his book.

The book has been longlisted for the Historical Writers Association (HWA) Debut Crown award 2022.

Praise for 'The Queen's Lender'

"With a wonderful insight into life in 17th-century Edinburgh and London, The Queen's Lender is about power, suspicion, religious strife, persecution and conspiracy. Fast-paced, informative, gripping and beautifully written." - HWA

"Findlay excels in conveying the nature of a place, be it the Queen’s own private chamber, an Edinburgh close, a fragrant garden, or a claustrophobic cabin in a ship at sea. We are there, we smell the flowers and the fish, we see the vomit." - Rosemary Kay at The Edinburgh Reporter

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Queen's Lender graphic with author Jean Findlay