Kirsty Wark at Pitlochry Winter Words Festival
21 Feb 2015 4:30pm
Elizabeth Pringle lived all her long life on Arran, but did anyone really know her? In her will, she leaves her beloved house, Holmlea, to a stranger - a young mother she'd seen pushing a pram down the road over thirty years ago. It now falls to Martha, once the baby in that pram, to answer the question: why? Kirsty Wark’s debut novel, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, is a story of the richness behind so-called ordinary lives, and the secrets and threads that hold women together. Born in Dumfries, Kirsty studied history at the University of Edinburgh. She joined the BBC in 1976 as a graduate researcher for BBC Radio Scotland, and has become a much loved and trusted voice in political broadcasting since. Kirsty will be reading from and discussing her novel in this captivating talk.