Kirsty Wark at Stratford Literary Festival
Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon
03 May 2014 7:00pm
Born just before the First World War, Elizabeth Pringle has been a familiar yet solitary figure on the Scottish island of Arran. A dutiful daughter, an inspirational teacher, a gardener. But did anyone really know her? When Elizabeth dies, her will contains a surprise. She has left her home and her belongings to someone who is all but a stranger, a young mother she watched pushing a pram down the road more than thirty years ago.
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle is Kirsty Wark’s debut novel. Kirsty’s better known as a journalist, broadcaster and writer who hosts a variety of BBC programmes including Newsnight and The Review Show and arts documentaries. Her home has always been Scotland and her family’s connection to Arran goes back over many years. She’ll be talking about moving from factual TV to the world of fiction.