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In-Person Event

Shaping Scotlands Stories | Borders Book Festival


Thursday, June 16, 2022

7:45 pm


Thursday, June 16, 2022

8:45 pm

CSY Architects Marquee, Harmony Garden and Orchard, St Marys Road, Melrose, TD6 9LJ

Jean Findlay, Sue Lawrence and Flora Johnston at the Borders Festival in June 2022. This trio of writers will talk about their works of historical fiction and how Scotland's past plays on in its present. The event is part of the 'Scottish Year of Stories' sponsored by Publishing Scotland.

What does Scotland’s past tell us about Scotland’s present?

Publishing Scotland sponsors this session as part of the Year of Stories celebration with a trio of brilliant authors of historical fiction, Flora Johnston, Jean Findlay and Sue Lawrence. Each explores power, ambition, and the price of non-conformity – particularly for women – set against backdrops including the Stuart court in Scotland and London, and the covenanting movement. We’ll explore how much has changed since these times of intrigue, and how events of the past can still resonate today.

'What you call free', 'The Queen's Lender' and 'The Green Lady' will all be available in the Borders Festival Bookshop in Harmony Garden. The authors will be available for signings.

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Sue Lawrence, Jean Findlay and Flora Johnson in conversation