Date(s) - Thu 30th Mar, 2023
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Waterstones, Inverness, , IV2 3PR
Join Jennifer Morag Henderson for this reader event at Waterstones, Inverness, where she will be talking about Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots, longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2022.
About the Book
Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell’s first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue of the Queen’s court.
Daughters of the North reframes this turbulent period in history by focusing on Jean, who became Countess of Sutherland: the most powerful woman in the north.
About the Author
Jennifer Morag Henderson grew up and lives in Inverness. She writes about history and biography, with a particular interest in the history of the north of Scotland. Her work, both non-fiction and fiction, as well as poetry and plays, has been widely published and performed, and she is an experienced lecturer, speaking at venues including the British Library and at various book festivals. She formerly edited literary magazine Random Acts of Writing and has worked in several different areas of the book trade, including bookselling, libraries and publishing. She is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and Dalhousie University in Canada.
This event is brought to you in partnership with the Highland Book Prize 2022 Longlist, and is part of a series of events celebrating each of the 12 titles on the list. Presented by the Highland Society of London and facilitated by Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, the Highland Book Prize seeks to recognise the rich talent, landscape, and cultural diversity of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. The William Grant Foundation provides funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize. For more information visit www.highlandbookprize.org.uk
This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on email@example.com or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.