Aye Write Festival: Lesley Glaister and Andrew Greig: Little Egypt and Fair Helen, 10th April, 7.30 p.m.
Lesley Glaister and Andrew Greig: Little Egypt and Fair Helen
10 Apr 2014 • 7:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M •
Mitchell Library, North Street, Charing Cross
Two outstanding Scottish writers concerned with memory and myth discuss their new books.
with Dr Linda Jackson
Two outstanding Scottish writers concerned with memory and myth. Lesley Glaister is the Daphne du Maurier of our day. A seemingly derelict house, caught between a triangle of dual carriageway, railway and superstore, hides a secret. When a young American anarchist finds the house, he also finds its mysterious occupants. The old Scottish ballads have always inspired Andrew Greig’s work, but in Fair Helen they find their most exquisite accomplishment, dealing with love, loyalty and the inevitable.
Northamptonshire born, Edinburgh based Lesley Glaister’s first novel was published in 1990 and since then she’s published 11 further novels and numerous short stories including Digging to Australia, Easy Peasy, As Far as You Can Go and Chosen. She has had broadcast several dramas on BBC Radio 4 and her first stage play, Bird Calls, was performed at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio Theatre in 2004.
Andrew Greig spent most of the 80s climbing on a series of Himalayan expeditions, and spent time in Canada. He has published non-fiction books on climbing including The Order of the Day. Among his published fiction is Electric Brae: A Modern Romance, When They Lay Bare, That Summer, Romanno Bridge and now Fair Helen. Stirling born, Andrew now splits his time between Edinburgh and Orkney.
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