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Doug Johnstone & Ambrose Parry

Doug Johnstone & Ambrose Parry


Doug Johnstone & Ambrose Parry


Book Week Scotland

Dates and times

Wednesday 20 November 2019
6:30PM - 7:30PM

We are pleased to welcome these crime authors who have both been shortlisted for the prestigious McIlvanney Prize for 2019.

Ambrose Parry is, in fact, two authors - Chris Brookmyre and his wife Dr Marisa Haetzman who together have crafted two wonderful historical novels set in nineteenth century Edinburgh among the medical profession. Optioned for television by none other that Benedict Cumberbatch, these books give a gruesome glimpse into the darkest shadows of Edinburgh’s underworld.

Doug Johnstone's Breakers also give's a glimpse into Edinburgh society, but this time one that's bang up to date as we follow Seventeen-year-old Tyler from one of the city's most deprived areas as he is coerced into robbing rich people’s homes by his bullying older siblings, and also trying to care for his little sister and his drug-addict mum.

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The Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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