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Andrew Grieg and Jean Findlay

Andrew Grieg and Jean Findlay

Andrew Grieg and Jean Findlay

Aye Write

Book tickets

£11 (£10 ticket charge plus 10% Booking Fee)
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Dates and times

Sunday 8 May 2022
8:00PM - 9:00PM

Two marvellous Historical fiction authors share the stage.

 

Andrew Grieg's novel Rose Nicolson takes us to Embra, winter of 1574. Queen Mary has fled Scotland, to raise an army from the French. Her son and heir, Jamie is held under protection in Stirling Castle. John Knox is dead. The people are unmoored and lurching under the uncertain governance of this riven land. It's a deadly time for young student Will Fowler, short of stature, low of birth but mightily ambitious, to make his name.

Rose Nicolson is a vivid, passionate and unforgettable novel of this most dramatic period of Scotland's history, told by a character whose rise mirrors the conflicts he narrates, the battles between faith and reason, love and friendship, self-interest and loyalty. It confirms Andrew Greig as one of the great contemporary writers of fiction.

 

In Jean Findlay's The Queen's Lender George Heriot, jeweller to King James VI and I, moves with the Court from Edinburgh to London to take over the English throne. It is 1603. Life is a Babel of languages and glittering new wealth. The Scottish court speaks Danish, German, Middle Scots, French and Latin. King James gives Shakespeare his first secure position, and to calm the perfidious religious tensions, he commissions his translation of the Bible. George becomes wealthier than the king as he creates a fashion for hat jewels and mingles with Drummond of Hawthornden, Ben Johnson, Inigo Jones and the mysterious ambassador Luca Von Modrich... However both king and courtier bow before the phenomenal power invested in their wives.

Venue Map

Venue

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN