Book launch: “The first blast of the trumpet” by Marie Macpherson

“With style and verve Marie Macpherson whirls us into the world of sixteenth-century Scotland: its sights and smells, sexual attraction, childbirth and death, and of course the ever looming threat of religious strife. Few are the known facts of John Knox’s first thirty and more years, but this vivid creation of a fictional life for him not only entertains but raises many questions in the reader’s mind about the character and motives of a dominating figure in Scottish history.” Rosalind K. Marshall

On the eve of the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Knox, Marie Macpherson’s The first blast of the trumpet explores the life of the controversial and influential father of the Scottish reformation.

The novel will be launched at an event at Edinburgh Central Library next Tuesday (30th October) at 6pm, during which Marie will read from the novel and introduce a short documentary film. Period music will be provided by Shatter’d Consort.

To obtain a free ticket for this event visit our online booking page.


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