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Scotland: Her Story, with Rosemary Goring

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Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. Rosemary Goring’s powerful anthology Scotland: Her Story draws on court records, treasurers’ accounts, diaries, chapbooks, newspapers and eye-witness statements, offering a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life through the centuries. Goring joins us to discuss the women, from the severe Queen Margaret to today’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, giving a tantalising glimpse of how they felt, and bringing to life the half of history that has for too long been hidden or ignored.

Rosemary Goring was born in Dunbar and studied at the University of St Andrews. After graduation, she worked at W&R Chambers as a reference editor before becoming literary editor of Scotland on Sunday. She is the author of two historical novels, After Flodden and Dacre's War, and a critic and columnist.

Blackwell's Bookshop, in support of The Pentlands Book Festival, will be offering price discounts on related titles to participants and ticket holders.

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