Talks and events – new dates

The programme for Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival has just been announced, and I’m happy to say I will be speaking there about my new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots”. My event is on Saturday 7th May, from 1:15-2:15pm, in the Mitchell Library. Please go to this link to book tickets:

Aye Write Book Festival 2022 logo

I also have some other talks planned over the next few months, both in person and online:

On 19th April at 6:30pm I am doing a special in-depth talk about my new book “Daughters of the North” and Jean Gordon for History Scotland magazine online: I will be focusing particularly on Jean’s background as a Huntly Gordon and her family’s relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as talking about my research. There will be a question and answer session after the talk. More details on that, and information on how to book a place, is on their website. Places are limited so advance booking is recommended:

On Tuesday 3rd May I will be speaking at the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness, at 7pm, about using archives to research. This talk will look at “Daughters of the North” and other projects, with archival material on display. Please sign up in advance via Eventbrite:

On Wednesday 4th May at 2pm I will be at Haddo House to talk about “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots”. Tickets are available from 1st April via the Haddo Arts Centre website

And finally, on a different topic, on 6th April I will be speaking to the Inverness Local History Forum, at 2pm in the Spectrum Centre in Inverness, about the new edition of my biography “Josephine Tey: A Life”. The talk will look at the new material in the new edition, and the campaign to have a blue plaque erected for Tey in Inverness. The talk is open to all, with admission £1 for Forum members and £4 for visitors. Please check the Inverness Local History Forum Facebook page for latest updates and covid regulations, or go to

I hope to see people at these events!

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