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Freya North and Clare Pooley

Freya North and Clare Pooley

Freya North and Clare Pooley

Aye Write

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£11 (10 ticket charge plus 10% booking fee)
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Dates and times

Friday 6 May 2022
8:00PM - 9:00PM

A lively chat between popular authors Freya North and Claire Pooley as they  discuss their writing careers and their latest novels with Sara Davies.  

Freya North's Little Wing is the powerful story of two families over three generations.

1969. Florence Lawson, a 16-year-old schoolgirl who dreams of being an artist, finds herself pregnant and banished to one of the most remote parts of the UK.

1986. Dougie Munro, searching for adventure, leaves the Isle of Harris – the island of his birth – for art college and a career in London as a photographer.

2005. Nell Hartley, content with her life managing a care-in-the-community cafe in Colchester, discovers a shocking truth about her family.

Between the sprawl of London, suburban Essex, and the wild, unpredictable Outer Hebrides, three lives collide and interweave as questions are asked and secrets surface. What happened to Florence? Why is Dougie now so reluctant to return home? How can Nell make peace with the lies she's been told?

Clare Pooley asks in The People on Platform 5 ‘Nobody speaks to strangers on the train. But what would happen if they did’?

Every day at 8:05, Iona Iverson boards the train to go to work. Every day, she sees the same people and makes assumptions about them, even giving them nicknames. But they never speak. Obviously.

Then, one morning, Smart-but-Sexist Surbiton chokes on a grape right in front of Iona. Probably-a-Psychopath-New-Malden steps up to help and saves his life, and this one event sparks a chain reaction. With nothing in common but their commute, an eclectic group of people learn that their assumptions about each other don't match reality. But when Iona's life begins to fall apart, will her new friends be there when she needs them most?

The wide-ranging conversation will touch on how there is no right or wrong way to write, how their techniques differ, where they find inspiration and the perils and pitfalls of writing.

Venue Map


Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN