Allan Massie at Borders Book Festival
(THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED)
No celebration of the 250th anniversary of Walter Scott’s birth could possibly be complete without Allan Massie’s The Ragged Lion. It is simply superb – an atmospheric and entirely credible imagining of this great writer’s life, his origins, his loves and how his talents blossomed in the Borders. Using the conceit of a newly discovered lost manuscript, in effect an autobiography of Scott, Massie creates an intimate view of his public and private lives, as well as a man aware of his declining powers, disturbed by dreams and fantasies. Alistair Moffat will talk to Allan Massie about this brilliant novel.