reminder – talk next Monday

A reminder that I am doing a special talk at Inverness Town House on Monday 11th November at 2pm, about Josephine Tey and the First World War – and this iconic photo of soldiers on Academy Street the day after war was declared:

Academy Street Inverness August 1914

This upcoming talk was featured the other day in the Press & Journal newspaper – read their article here: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/inverness/1883389/inverness-wwi-marching-for-victory-photo-talk-to-mark-armistice-day

Entry to the talk is free and there are still tickets available, but the organisers ask that you book a seat in advance if possible. Please click on this link to book, and for full details of times etc: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marching-for-victory-tickets-75128442193

Albert Corner bookletAt the talk I will also have for sale a new piece of writing: a small booklet with a mini-biography of an Inverness soldier called Albert Corner. Albert was the first former pupil of the Inverness Royal Academy to die in the First World War – but, ironically, he was German.

I first found a reference to Albert when I was researching Josephine Tey – he was in the year above Tey at school, and she would have known him and his brothers. His story fascinated me and I wanted to find out what happened to him, and this booklet is the result.

Designed by JW Mann, who I have previously worked with on literary magazine Random Acts of Writing and on the publishing project LittleBirchLeaf, the booklet costs £3.


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