Lesley Glaister at Morningside Library

little egypt“a sparkling miniaturist, social comedian and dauntless urban poet” Julie Myerson

Chosen and Nina Todd has gone author Lesley Glaister will be reading from her new novel Little Egypt at Morningside Library this Thursday (20th March) at 6.30pm.

Looping between the 1920s and the present day, Little Egypt is a beautifully-observed novel about the loss of innocence, parental neglect and the eternal human quest to ‘belong’. By turns poignantly humorous, deeply moving and mysterious, it also evokes the wonder and majesty of Howard Carter’s Egypt on the cusp of Western discovery. This enormously accomplished novel took twenty years to come to fruition: it is well worth the wait.

Winner of the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask and Yorkshire Post Author of the Year prizes, Glaister’s work has also been on numerous literary award short and longlists over the years, and several of her dramas have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

To book a free place at this event email morningside.library@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 529 5654.

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