Authors at the library

Our ongoing quest to bring the best new authors to libraries continues…

Moredun and McDonald Road Libraries will both host a double bill featuring Bea Davenport and Linda Huber.

Bea is a former BBC and newspaper journalist who drew on her experience as a reporter for her first novel “In too deep“. It tells the story of Maura, a woman whose attempts to escape the dark clouds that plagued her past are compromised when a journalist persuades her to tell her story.

Switzerland-based Linda Huber’s debut novel “The Paradise Trees” combines intense realism with powerful characterisation; exploring a woman’s struggle to cope with anger and resentment as she remembers her violent childhood. These feelings, however, pale beside her guilt when she realises her preoccupation has caused her daughter to be harmed too.

Both authors will be at Moredun Library from 1.30 – 2.30pm on Monday 9th September, and McDonald Road Library from 2pm on Sunday 15th September. Call 0131 529 5636 or email mcdonaldroad.library@edinburgh.gov.uk for more information.

Stockbridge Library hosts an evening of poetry and music with Aileen Lobban and friends on Monday 23rd September. Aileen will read from her new collections of poetry: the spaces inbetween and the present tense, along with a selection of other readings, music and images.

Two days later, on Wednesday 25th, Mark Douglas-Home will be talking about his Ullapool based mystery The woman who walked into the sea. Mark is fast acquiring a strong fan base for his crime novels and lead mystery solver Cal McGill, having made something of a splash (sorry) with his debut The Sea Detective.

Both events are part of the week long Stockfest programme. Email stockbridge.library@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 529 5665 to book a place at either event.

And keep up to date with everything else that’s happening in libraries with our ‘What’s on‘ page.

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