Joanne Harris in Conversation BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND

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McLaren High School

Mollands Road

Callander

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We are delighted to welcome author Joanne Harris to McLaren High School to talk about her new book, Blue Salt Road, and to celebrate Book Week Scotland with us.


Joanne will be talking to Scottish storyteller Amanda Edmiston (www.botanicafabula.co.uk) about Blue Salt Road and how Joanne has been inspired by Scottish folklore.


She will then will answer any questions from our attendees in a Q&A session before going on to a book signing.


Refreshments will be provided by McLaren High’s very own pupil-run community cafe, Chilli’s Cafe.


The event is completely free to attend and refreshments will also be free to attendees (all thanks to funding from the Scottish Book Trust)


About Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted CHOCOLAT (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and many other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who’s Who as ‘mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion’. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born.


About Blue Salt Road

A perfect autumn and Christmas read, this combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one beautifully told novella which is stunningly illustrated by Bonnie Hawkins.

An earthly nourris sits and sings
And aye she sings, “Ba lilly wean,
Little ken I my bairn’s father,
Far less the land that he staps in.
(Child Ballad, no. 113)

So begins a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man.

Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there – without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and your people, might not be as fixed as he believed. Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.


Organised in association with the Scottish Book Trust

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